Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Fall: when the leaf turned red

Knowledge seized from the Tree of Knowledge engendered self awareness and then shame. Eve's first garment was a leaf to hide her genitals and her breasts, her nakedness; then she discovered that her body's equilibrium had gone awry and she now bled monthly. Her leaf turned red, impregnated by blood; Eve was cursed, and her female descendants still bear this "curse." The menstruating girl is isolated, and in some cultures becomes untouchable and most be cleansed.

of course this is nonsense, but it is still a global "matter of fact; women are the scapegoat for the troubles that have befallen humanity. amazing.

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