The Future, If There Is One, Is Female

As the first inspirational weekend post, I have chosen something that sits above my desk at work. It was there when I arrived, as thought it was meant for me to read it. I love it, and it’s a reminder that we just have to keep on trucking. Here it is:

“When we talk of a female future, we are talking of something that once existed and that has been deliberately and with full malice held down and controlled by means so violent that no nonaggressive entity could hope to resist. We are talking here about the power of women, felt by every woman at some time in her life, that tremendously rich and life-giving, life-affirming force…even though we can’t know that a female future would save the world, we have nothing to lose from acting as if it would.” Sally Miller Gearhart, The Future, If There Is One, Is Female.

2 thoughts on “The Future, If There Is One, Is Female

  1. “Such a prospect is attractive to women who feel that if they bear sons no amount of love and care and nonsexist training will save those sons from a culture where male violence is institutionalized and revered. These are women saying, “No more sons. We will not spend twenty years of our lives raising a potential rapist, a potential batterer, a potential Big Man.”
    Sally Gearhart.

    Not in my name! Surely you can find another feminist to quote than a woman espousing the reduction of the male population and the segregation of women into “male and non-male identified woman” As feminist, I am insulted and offended by your quote of a person who most definitely DOES NOT believe in equality and choice.


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