January 18, 2012 7:00 AM Subscribe
A few years ago I attended a talk on women's wellness in which the speaker referred to the idea that in our male-dominated society, work quality/style is considered superior when the work is cranked out regularly (in the way that men produce sperm all day long), whereas a feminine perspective would be more cyclical (as in the menstrual cycle), with production of work involving periods of contemplation/incubation and rest and less volume of production. Does anyone know the origin or source for this concept? I don't think it was the speaker's original idea.
posted by pupstocks to religion & philosophy (4 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I may be botching the details of how the idea worked, but I think it's basically what I described above. I'm wondering if a book or author or someone came up with this idea and expanded on it. Not sure if I should be looking into feminists thinkers, business concept people, or something from a health perspective. Thanks in advance, everyone!