Phyllis Chesler

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Phyllis Chesler

Women must convert their love for and reliance on strength and skill in others to a love for all manner of strength and skill in themselvesMore Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If women take their bodies seriously and ideally we should then its full expression, in terms of pleasure, maternity, and physical strength, seems to fare better when women control the means of production and reproduction. From this point of view, it is simply not in women's interest to support patriarchy or even a fabled "equality" with men. That women do so is more a sign of powerlessness than of any biologically based "superior" wisdom.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I am not saying that a female-dominated or Amazon society based on the oppression of men is any more "just" than is a male-dominated society based on the oppression of women. I am merely pointing out in what ways it is better for women. [¶] Perhaps someday a choice between forms of injustice will not be necessary.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Should or can there be a single standard of behavior for both sexes? Is there such a thing as a biologically rooted female culture that should remain separate from male culture, partly because it is different than or superior to male culture? [¶] Women must convert their love for and reliance on strength and skill in others to a love for all manner of strength and skill in themselves.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women must begin to "save" themselves and their daughters before they "save" their husbands and their sons; before they "save" the whole world.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Women ... do not have to forsake the "wisdom of the heart" and become men. They need only transfer the primary force of their supportiveness to themselves and to each other but never to the point of self-sacrifice.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Perhaps only some young women, perhaps only a minority of all women, will be able to effect such changes through consciousness alone, through the strength of understanding, which, if transformed into wisdom, always means the performance of necessary actions.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
exile ... might be the largest new state created by the twentieth century and the psychology of the twenty-first century.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How sad that men would base an entire civilization on the principle of paternity, upon the legal owership and presumed responsibility for children, and then never really get to know their sons and daughters very well.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Feminism is a way of understanding reality, not just a series of things to do. Feminism challenges our predilection for one right answer, one right God, one size fits all.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time is life. Anyone who wastes my time is killing me. Please don't!More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jews have always yearned for Jerusalem, from which they'd been exiled many times, but they also yearned for each and every one of the countries where they had been persecuted and where their ancestors once lived and are still buried.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
for every marriage that is made in Heaven, there is a marriage made in Hell.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is no accident that stock exchange floors - in addition to bedroom floors - bring out the noisy blood, the flushed cheek, and the passionate cries of men. Most men are making love when they make 'magical' amounts of money.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Afghans excel at fighting Afghans. This is what Afghans do, even when they are not being invaded by foreign powers. They fight each other, tribe against tribe, brother against brother, half-brother against half-brother, cousin against cousin, uncle against nephew, father against son.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only the powerless live in a money culture and know nothing about money.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many 'natural' events - like early death, disease, hardship - are neither desirable nor necessary.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
children need truly evolved people - not other, larger children - as parents. Therefore, don't have a child until you've forged your own identity, can support yourself, and have already begun the work of creating or maintaining an extended family.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All men are not rapists - but almost all rapists are men.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sexual pleasure is not a sin. Nor is it a sacrament. It is your right as a human being to exercise as you see fit. It's amazing that I feel the need to say this, but, given our times, I do.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The West has funded the war against itself by buying Arab oil. It is as simple and as tragic as that.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Good people in the West have often failed to distinguish between Islam and Islamism ...More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
[On highly politicized Islamists:] In the name of freedom they demand the right to renounce freedom. In the language of tolerance they demand that intolerance be granted a dignified place at the table.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Goddesses never die. They slip in and out of the world's cities, in and out of our dreams, century after century, answering to different names, dressed differently, perhaps even disguised, perhaps idle and unemployed, their official altars abandoned, their temples feared or simply forgotten.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sons or fathers, poor men or rich men, sacred or secular: all are homosexual in their worship of everything phallic.More Phyllis Chesler [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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