Women Who Run with the Wolves - Chapter 8, Self-Preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8, Self-Preservation: Identifying Leg Traps, Cages, and Poisoned Bait Summary and Analysis

Here the author adds to the images of women and the Wild Woman with still more stories. She brings the notion of a "feral woman" into focus. She defines feral as wild and untamed. She writes of how all women are born this way, and yet how often much gets lost or injured during the civilizing process, whether during childhood or as an adult. She refers to the deep healing involved when women find ways to save their souls, not as a religious project, but as a kind of personal-reclamation project. This includes resuming to be, or to harbor within themselves, what it means for a woman to be "Wild," or at the very least rather natural as opposed to cultured to a point of...

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