Friday, February 12, 2016

Goddess Cults

“Goddesses may have become important symbols to many feminists. …But, warns Cynthia Ozick, ‘Let’s not romanticize them. Their purpose was often human sacrifice. Babies were killed to appease them. Mothers were brainwashed to want their children chosen for death.’” [1]

[1] Quoted by Letty Cottin Pogrebin, “Anti-Semitism in the Women’s Movement,” 1982; Dawn Keetley and John Pettegrew, eds., Public Women, Public Words: A Documentary History of American Feminism, Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005, p. 328.