The Transformation In Sue Monk Kidd's The Dance Of The Dissident Daughter

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In the book The Dance of The Dissident Daughter written by Sue Monk Kidd, The Author Kidd tells of her experiences throughout her life as she finally begins to wake up from the deep sleep she was in within the patriarchal society and the change of not only her views but of herself. Sue Monk Kidd has only viewed herself as a mother and a wife and a loyal member of the church, not acknowledging her own wants and needs as a person. Kidd goes through this journey of finding herself and her inner feminine self after being asleep for years, after being influenced by the church and society around her she begins to realize she is more than a wife and mother and that she is her own person while slowly figuring this out in a heavily patriarchal society. This journey is …show more content…

Always being told the men in the bibles and the biblical stories were the heroes or the good people, while she was also always told that the more inferior and weaker ones were the women such as Eve, who bit into the apple, who was the “first sinner”. In Society around that time and even many years ago, It was extremely common practice in the church and society that the belief was that men were on the top, the strongest, wisest and smartest. And that women were in second place, inferiors, weaker and submissive to all. Almost all feminine figures in the church were seen as inferior to the men, seen as whores, seen as only mothers and wives. So to only see and hear these kinds of things keeps you in this place where all you believe is that you as a woman are inferior to men and others, that you have no place besides being a wife and mother. But Kidd was able to break free from this mind set by discovering female goddesses in other cultures and religions outside the church. It changes her whole view point on the feminine divine and her feminine

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