Mary Daly, who wrote about Life’s parthenogenic origin before the evidence had even accrued, – not only said men’s war against women requires continuous injections of masosadism to block Womankind, but also that men block women’s “Memory of Gynocentric Origins.” Amazingly, our gynocentric origins have now been substantiated as fact.
Scientists have known since 1984 that males block genes in females (called “genomic imprinting”) in order to disable females’ parthenogenic capability, – in order to block parthenogenesis. In mammals, it’s believed males block one gene in females – gene Igf2 – to prevent parthenogenesis. In 2004, Japanese scientists succeeded in making a baby mouse without sperm by unblocking male-blocked genes in two eggs – two eggs they then merged. (Tomohiro Kono, et al, Tokyo University).
Human males are also believed to block gene Igf2 in human females (De Sousa, Rosalind Institute, Scotland). Males block parthenogenesis in order to make females make males. (Trust will explore parthenogenesis and the origin of maleness in the next set of posts). Males are genetic parasites, possibly having originated as parasitic DNA or an infectious genetic virus (noted by French biologist Claude Combes in Parasitism: The Ecology and Evolution of Intimate Interactions), or later, simply by mutation (see geneticists Sykes, Jones or Graves). Maleness appears to have evolved on Earth independently at least three times (but probably many many more, and most likely in different ways), yet maleness as a biological strategy is the same: intercept females’ power of generation and harness that power to perpetuate yourself. Parthenogenesis – life without males – was once the norm (and for some species, still is). Mammalian females, though blocked, though now incapable of successful parthenogenesis, have not yet lost this genetic relic.
“(T)he fathers have recognized (the Memory of Gynocentric Origin) as their enemy,” Daly wrote, “and they have worked to destroy its vestiges in women…Since men cannot by themselves completely erase this Memory from women, they must channel women into the erasure ourselves…The most effective means employed by males to induce women to perform this dirty work has been and continues to be the manufacture of illusions which trigger the mechanism of Self-hate and horizontal violence against women. Thus programmed and activated in the direction of Self-destruction, women actively will not to re-member deep Memory, for woman-identified knowledge has been made to seem repugnant…Women whose memories have been this destroyed become converted into walking, talking subliminal messages/messengers of the phallocratic belief system…and are thus ‘purified’ of even the desire to re-member…”