Thursday, July 22, 2010
The distaff side
I remember having a frank and funny conversation a long time ago with a lesbian colleague of French Canadian background, about God. She was a staunch feminist but could not cuddle up to the notion of Goddess. I told her I agreed. First of all, would a Goddess create menopause and childbirth? And more importantly, one of God's primary roles is to forgive sins. A male God can actually forgive, partly because he is likely to forget. A female Deity would be very unlikely to forget and hence, to forgive. She laughed and agreed with me.
I am struck with how often women, both in real life and in the media (TV, films, etc) seem to spend a lot of time trying to get men involved in things they are uninterested in and to get men to think and feel about things the same way that the women do.
Saw Christopher Nolan's new film, Inception. I enjoyed it very much. Imaginative and gripping. The one female in the team seemed really outstandingly out of place, but I suspect it was purposeful. She reminded me of the archetypal Eve and the Gnostic Sophia, the young female whose intense curiosity, breaking bounds, sticking her nose in where she was told to stay out, brings about catastrophe. But whose gift for love and tenacity plays a major, even crucial role, in saving the scenario in the end.
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