x-ing is a mary daly word found in the wickedary and here is what I understand of it.
Mary Daly named it as the symbol for the unknown and variable qualities of questing women.
among these qualities is contrariness
the state in which women go other wise
in which they do things differently
in which they spin anticlockwise
in which they go against the grain /drain
of the moguls of merchandise
whose only dream is to increase profits.
and then there is
women resident in Being
where women inhabiting their Authentic Original Selves
shamelessly explore cosmic encounters.
They dance and sing with Elemental energies
honouring synchronicity and living in Real Space Time.
another quality of x-ing
is women as boundary riders
always hunting fearlessly for the edge
and leaping off it.
we are x-ing women
when we refuse to be used
when we decline to be denied
and when we rebuff compromise.
Elizabeth Oakes Smith in a speech at the National Woman’s Rights Convention 1852
“my friends do you realize for what purpose we are convened?
do we fully understand that we aim at nothing less than an entire subversion of the present order of society, a dissolution of the whole existing social compact.”
X-ing women unite !!!
2 thoughts on “X – ing”
mary certainly had a way with words and the new and ancient story
I’m with you all the way Sandra thank you! An X-ing woman … x it out all that does not serve …