Reaction Paper - 7

Reaction Paper - 7 - My P. Le WG211 JP2011 Reaction Paper...

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My P. Le WG211 – JP2011 Reaction Paper for “The Green Woman” I have mixed feelings when reading The Green Woman . I admire the green woman for her courage and knowledge. She mastered the art of healing with plants, and she yearned to study more. She was wise and witty in the conversation with the Governor’s Lady: “Many men know how to read – there is no witchcraft in it just because a woman can.” The same applies to the art of healing: of course, male doctors used some of the same plants; midwifery and the medical profession had much to learn from each other. However, women in creative touch with nature were in danger of being seen as supernatural rather than natural. In the Burning Times, any women who cured without study were accused of being witches and condemned to death. And as most women were banned from university, only men could become doctors. Calling women witches came from fear of women’s power. Men regarded women’s power as supernatural – unnatural as men placed themselves in the position of the Central Master of Nature; thus women must not interfere with nature. They somehow forgot that both men and women are part of nature
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course ECON 125 taught by Professor Diannelabert during the Spring '11 term at Hamilton College.

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Reaction Paper - 7 - My P. Le WG211 JP2011 Reaction Paper...

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