World Wide Webs to Sustain Us

 World Wide Webs to Sustain Us

[Part 2] Knowing as women we’re all here connecting by internet (world wide web) or indigenous energy of Spider Woman (metaphor or not), sharing the knowledge that we did not do this to ourselves, and we deserve better, maybe it’s time for Nature (the Cosmos, the Numinous, the Collective Consciousness, the Goddess, whatever you want to call It or Her or Them/Us) to lend force-field energy our cause. Why not call upon the greater Whatever to vanquish life’s enemies and help us?

If I don’t escape several times a week into the background (nature, river, trees, bees, squirrels, shore birds migrating inland), the vastness of the patriarchal lie threatens to overwhelm me. It has been a challenge to find a place I could afford in the money system that also has relatively safe space for women to connect with the background. And it becomes less safe on a monthly basis by reports of when assaults of women happen, broad daylight no less.

In the worst case we would still have our memories of biophilic connections to rely upon.

Maybe Nature’s organizing principle or force field is what the mainly male physicists refer to in describing the Higgs Boson viewed from their nature-disconnected way in SuperColliders for scientific scrutiny. Maybe more nature-connected womankind can access this differently. Maybe witches (women of wit and wisdom) of old before the burning (torturing and murdering) times really did have Powers. Real powers that men hated because they lacked the same powers, and wanted to destroy. Yes, it sounds essentialist, but women does not = men. Read that a mass shooter has killed another 10 people and you know without hearing that the shooter was male.

It is worth considering isn’t it, particularly because most of us who have lived any time at all in the patriarchy and tried for reform have concluded that reformism within patriarchy does not work. We say ‘no’ to that. So what do we say ‘yes’ to? Here’s where Spider Woman as global collective consciousness for women may come to meet us, if we ask.

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Striding also at the same time as the heron below…

Striding also at the same time as the heron ...

Wonder Woman for President, a political hope replaced in 40 short years with Hillary not even being nominated for commander in chief (which patriarchal language of course makes sound an unsuitable job for a woman) despite wildly superior credentials, and the never-ending Iron Man, Super Man and (great Goddess can you believe it) even Thor invading the popular mindset as if men are our heroes at the time men singly raping, gang raping and committing other violence against girls and women is globally at an all-time high.

Generations & Lessons Learned

While this heron was striding in the sand dunes in the TX coastal bend in a natural state (what philosopher Mary Daly called the “background”), in the foreground (seeking reformism within patriarchy) Ms. magazine launched in the 70’s heyday of feminist publications with an early cover showing a female super-hero under the banner headline, “Wonder Woman For President.” When body hair (see next photo) was the last frontier, those women meant keeping it, not waxing it off to look like a male heterosexual pedophile’s wet dream come true. We have not “come a long way, baby,” because even the slogan foretold failure fixed by men. Really none of us grown women should be “baby” in an advertising slogan any more than a man of color is “boy.” What we’ve finally proven after three heron generations (about 40 years) is the impossibility of making lasting headway against the patriarchy in the foreground. Our solutions must be creatively our own as womankind, with the forces of nature to help us. We first need to get our eyes off the guys. Contemplate a heron instead.