February 25, 13
Gender Justice 1
- Phyllis Tribble
- Authority of experience – a man cannot force a woman to read a
passage from the bible.
- 439: Listening to self in reading (authority of experience) –
Listening to herself – It doesn't have to mean what it says it means.
- 440 – it doesn't have to mean that Adam was created first – a non
gendered earth creature could have been the first – brought the
woman to man.
- Look at how she argues certain points.
- If you do this then you have to read them all as masculine.
- 2) the creature is not human – forms gradually into a binary – what
is more natural than a male? – heteronormative. 3) There is no
linguistic marker – what is the thing in the text which tells you how
to read it. – the linguistic marker is women being in the middle –
good argument but it doesn't work (what she says) – pokes holes in
her own argument to make it stronger.
- Heteronormative bias which was typical of feminism in this time –
- 441-2: But at the end of the chapter, ha-„adam must be read
generically…. *****REST OF THE SLIDE*****
- Displaced patriarchy‟s claim on the story itself.
- Judith Plaskow (Created myth assign out of this)
- Authority of experience – women as stories symbolize the “yeah
yeah yeah…” – affirming each other‟s experience.
- For women – their experience is a sight of knowledge – women not
waiting to be told.
- Telling stories to each other.
- Process of coming together and coming to understand each other
- The Woman who represents equality (Lilith)
- The women who represents subservience (Eve)
- The man who holds the power in