Holy Heretic Devotional – March 21, 2017-Sheroes and Heroes



Compiled by Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center Pastor Brian Merritt

“Domination of women has provided a key link, both socially and symbolically, to the domination of earth, hence the tendency in patriarchal cultures to link women with earth, matter, and nature, while identifying males with sky, intellect, and transcendent spirit.”
― Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether is an American feminist scholar and considered one of the foremost feminist theologian. Her celebrated theological work is Sexism and God-Talk and Womanguides.

Ruether is an advocate of women’s ordination, a movement among Catholic religious persons who affirm women’s capacity to serve as priests, despite official sanction. Since 1985 Ruether has served as a board member for the pro-choice group “Catholics for Choice”.

Today’s Action: Look at the nature that surrounds you. Try to see if there are attributes of nature that you have always associated with a supposed feminine or a masculine trait. Why do you think that you have been taught to associate those traits with stereotypical male or female traits?

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