See Darlene Spretnak's THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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From: Carrol Cox [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, November 29, 2002 2:27 PM
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Subject: Re: Marianne Moore poem in WWII
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> I thought feminism with all its rave about equality for
> the female dimension of things was supposed to bring us
> an era of more peace and less macho destruction.
Who claimed that? Perhaps a few 19th century feminists, but never the
women's liberation movement of the 1960s ff. It is always misleading to
reduce any movement to either one of its claims or to claims only a few
of its proponents make.
It's wrong, for example (as I noted in a recent post) to equate
opposition to a given war with pacifism or the claim that a certain
condition is bound to bring war with the claim that eliminating the
condition will eliminate war. For example: there will never be peace in
the ME until Palestine is liberated. But that does _not_ mean that there
will be peace then. That depends on additional factors.
Sexism and racism _do_ intertwine with war, but that does not mean there
is a one-to-one correlation involved.
> we got Margret Thatcher.