Women’s Power: Mother-Right Cultures

Women’s Power: Mother-Right Cultures

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January 31, 2009

Few of us spend time reflecting upon the traditional role of women in our societies, or on the importance of that role in restoring health to our Families, Communities and Nations.

It’s understandable. After all, the disparate vision of colonial man has laid siege to our minds, distracting us from what really matters, and obscuring us from the values and the choices we need to restore peace on this land.

Most of us also forgotten. Forgotten that our women are not merely breeding stock, pieces of private property called “wives” (the word “wife” is literally a title of ownership), or flimsy weak-boned scaredy cats who can’t stand or think on their own.

Max Dashu, founder of the Suppressed Histories Archives, created a DVD last year which helps to dispel these archaic, patriarchal myths – and remind us of the essential role of women throughout history.

Titled Women’s Power, the documentary is an exploration of women’s history — among the Roti, Khmer, Kogi, Haudensaunee, and many other cultures and Nations.

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