Daly says we will continue to be so unless we can take back our power of

Daly says we will continue to be so unless we can

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existence. Daly says we will continue to be so unless we can take back our power of womanhood. The argument of many radical feminists is that men have forever been the cause of women’s oppression and continue to do so throughout today’s society. It is the belief of some that women must seize control of idea of what it is to be a woman. Per the thought of the radical feminist, men have shaped women’s roles since the beginning of time. Women must now create new roles and form a culture of their own to ensure freedom from a patriarchal system in which they are raised. Daly begins the section by saying "the church pretends to put woman on a pedestal but which in reality prevents her from genuine self-fulfillment and from active, adult-sized participation in society" (Daly,63). Christianity, she argues, is a "record of contradictions". "every human person" is said to have equal worth, which then discredits any notion that woman isn’t equal to men. In a sense silencing women through the power of the bible. "substitute for
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recognition of full personhood and equal rights" (Daly,74). Putting women on this “pedestal” she states is the Church's way of blinding women, it is a way to give the appearance of equal rights without having to support equal rights.
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