Letters to the Editor: Max Dashu

Letters to the Editor: Max Dashu

I enjoyed Frances Kissling’s article on masculine-dominated religion, and have always admired her work.

However I was surprised that she didn’t address the importance of revisioning the Divine in female form, when this form has been either forbidden as heretical or blasphemous, or defined down by male theologians.

Room for diverse divine images, oh yes. But not “gods” alone. As long as Goddess is unthinkable and unsayable, female power is ruled out from the very important realm of the symbolic, the stories we tell. For more on this, see my article “The Meanings of Goddess” online.

-Max Dashu,
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Merle Hoffman's Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

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“Merle Hoffman has always known that in a democracy, we each have decision-making power over the fate of our own bodies. She is a national hero for us all.” —Gloria Steinem

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade and a country divided, Merle Hoffman, a pioneer in the pro-choice movement and women’s healthcare, offers an unapologetic and authoritative take on abortion calling it “the front line and the bottom line of women’s freedom and liberty.” 

Merle Hoffman has been at the forefront of the reproductive freedom movement since the 1970s. Three years before the Supreme Court legalized abortion through Roe v. Wade, she helped to establish one of the United States’ first abortion centers in Flushing, Queens, and later went on to found Choices, one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive women’s medical facilities. For the last five decades, Hoffman has been a steadfast warrior and fierce advocate for every woman’s right to choose when and whether or not to be a mother.