By Paul Nathanson, Katherine Young
In Sanctifying Misandry, Katherine younger and Paul Nathanson problem an influential model of recent goddess faith, person who undermines sexual equality and promotes hatred within the type of misandry - the sexist counterpart of misogyny. To set the level, the authors speak about hugely well known books - Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade - either one of which depend upon a feminist conspiracy conception of historical past. They then express how a few goddess feminists and their educational supporters have became what Christians recognize because the Fall of guy into the autumn of fellows. firstly, in line with 3 "documentary" movies, our ancestors lived in an egalitarian paradise less than the aegis of a benevolent nice goddess. yet males both rebelled or invaded, exchanging the goddess with gods and constructing patriarchies that experience oppressed girls ever due to the fact that. after all, although, girls will fix the goddess and hence paradise besides. The ebook concludes with a number of case reviews of contemporary goddess faith and its results on mainstream faith. younger and Nathanson exhibit that we will be able to circulation past not just either gynocentrism and androcentrism but additionally either misandry and misogyny.
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