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existence. Daly says we will continue to be so unless we can take back our power ofwomanhood. The argument of many radical feminists is that men have forever been the cause ofwomen’s oppression and continue to do so throughout today’s society. It is the belief of somethat women must seize control of idea of what it is to be a woman. Per the thought of the radicalfeminist, men have shaped women’s roles since the beginning of time. Women must now createnew roles and form a culture of their own to ensure freedom from a patriarchal system in whichthey are raised.Daly begins the section by saying "the church pretends to put woman on a pedestal butwhich in reality prevents her from genuine self-fulfillment and from active, adult-sizedparticipation 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 womanisn’t equal to men. In a sense silencing women through the power of the bible. "substitute for
recognition of full personhood and equal rights" (Daly,74). Putting women on this “pedestal” shestates is the Church's way of blinding women, it is a way to give the appearance of equal rightswithout having to support equal rights.