Speaking Freely: Unlearning the Lies of the Fathers' Tongues (Athene Series)

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In the U.S., the preferred descriptions of the world make up a Patriarchal Universe of Discourse (PUD). The descriptions of PUD provide the conceptual framework that imposes meanings and interpretations on what we perceive.....What men deem important discourse topics they have named and reserved to themselves; what men perceive as significant in this universe, and the way they talk about such topics, is the only meaningful mode of public discourse. Among the topics categorized as belonging to the male sphere are war, penises, money, sex, cars, sports...and politics (as men define it),...Women, in contrast, talk cosmetics, food prices, babies, penises, fashion, recipes-all "trivial" topics in PUD and so "OK" for women to have and express opinions about (with the exception of penises).

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Speaking Freely spells out how the problems (sexism, racism, etc.) rampant in our society can only be resolved by re-wording our speech. Existing language is one constructed by white males and therefore oppressive to all "others," namely women and minorities. Language evolved through the markings of male-driven pens, and the status of women has been defined by this language. Julia Penelope believes that the "unlearning of the lies of the fathers' tongues" begins with women; we must make the decision not to speak solely as we've been trained by man-made language, and to learn to speak freely without paternalistic censorship. Women's language is one of the most powerful tools we possess for transformation. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by SH

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Penelope, Julia
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