By Adrianne Tamar Arachne I beg to differ. I’m feminine like a thunderstorm. Feminine like the glint of a falcon talon. Feminine like an ancient redwood. Feminine like the orange glow of a grizzly bear in the sunset. Feminine like a wolf on the hunt. Feminine like decaying bones. Feminine like the eye of […]
Are We “For Giving”?
By Sid Reger, The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology I’d like to propose an alternate to the “market economy” paradigm that infects almost all of modern society. Let’s not talk about paying back or paying forward. Instead, let’s consider the model of the matriarchal Gift Economy, based on Genevieve Vaughan’s book, “For […]
Interpreting Matricultural Patterns: Female Icons, Ancestral Mothers
By Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories Archives As women re-examine the entire cultural record, our search reveals recurring patterns, deep continuities, in female iconography across space and time. Among these recurring patterns are the ancient female figurines (in stone, ivory, ceramic, bone and wood); rocks engraved with vulvas; ceremonial vessels in the form of women […]