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By Jack Holland

During this compelling, strong publication, the past due Irish journalist and essayist Jack Holland got down to solution a frightening query: how do you clarify the oppression and brutalization of part the world's inhabitants by means of the opposite part, all through background? the result's an eye-opening trip via centuries, continents and civilizations because it appears at either historic and modern attitudes to girls. Misogyny encompasses the Church, witch hunts, sexual idea, Nazism, pro-life campaigners, and at last, latest constructing global, the place ladies are more and more and disproportionately in danger as a result of radicalized non secular ideals, famine, struggle, and disorder. widely researched, hugely readable and provocative, this e-book chronicles an historic, pervasive and enduring injustice. The questions it poses take care of the basics of human lifestyles — intercourse, love, violence — that experience formed the lives of people all through background, and eventually limn an abuse of human rights on an almost unthinkable scale.

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However, they are notoriously difficult to interpret. To some exponents of the matriarchal interpretation, they are proof of the awe and veneration accorded women at the time; but others have interpreted the figurines as grotesque, inspiring not awe and veneration but horror. However, even if it could be proved that the figurines represent a Great Goddess cult, history demonstrates that there is no necessary link between goddess worship and a high social status for women – the cult of the Virgin Mary, for instance, was in the ascendant during the witch burnings of the Middle Ages.

The mothers will be spared the time-consuming and exhausting business of breast-feeding their babies. State nurses will do that for them. ’ By eliminating private property there will be no need for the father to know his son, since there will be nothing to inherit. In Plato’s work, equality for women has been achieved by the denial of the full range of their sexuality. They have become, in effect, honorary men. The only biological distinction acknowledged for them is that of reproduction. ) The female Guardians are permitted merely to breed and not to bond.

He and I were sitting alone in one of the patient lounges of a Manhattan hospital, going through the manuscript together. I read aloud, and he wanted to know if I had any suggested changes. I was flattered that he – professional author, expert, adult, father – was asking me – newbie reporter, expert on nothing, young woman, daughter – for my opinion. It was a golden moment, now burnished by recollection. It felt as though the quiet task we were engaged in was greater than his illness. In the sun-drenched room where we sat overlooking the Hudson River, for a brief moment, we were keeping at bay the suffering and fear that surrounded us in that cancer ward.

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