Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Suppressed histories of women (video)

Max Dashu (suppressedhistories.net); Xochitl, Crystal Quintero (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Suppressed Histories [of Women] Archives
This archive of images uncovers the realities of women's lives across place and time. It questions oppressive patriarchies and the his story of conquest, slavery, and aboriginals.

There are archives of mother-right, female spheres of power, indigenous philosophies of spirit, and his stories of repression. Moreover, it looks into the role of females in resisting oppression and their denied her-story.

The Goddess has many forms.
This global perspective on women’s past treatment and contributions offers fresh and diverse conceptions of women's power as well as men and gender borders.

It overturns stereotypes of race and class and the structures of domination that enforce them.

It digs under the usual story of lords and rulers, looking for hidden strands to reweave knowledge from diverse such as establishment-history, archeology, linguistics, and folk traditions.

Let's cast a wide arc, looking for patterns, gaps, and contradictions that are trigger points for controversy when vested power interests are at stake. Some of the flashpoints are:
  • women's power
  • neolithic female figurines
  • gender-egalitarian mother-right cultures
  • patriarchal versus matriarchal social systems
  • witch-hunts
  • "heresies"
  • goddess veneration
  • female shamans, and
  • the rise and fall of empires
  • including the doctrines of supremacy that prop up all systems of domination.
Why we need women's history... More

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