“Our Father” was recited at my very first AA meeting. My ears started bleeding. I’d quit going to Catholic church to get away from the male-only God, male-only child (Jesus), and male-only priests. As Mary Daly said, “If God is male, then male is God.” I decided that male dominance goes hand in glove with identifying the Almighty Creator as Male.
… AA’s misogynistic language and culture permit sexual misconduct and sexual crimes to occur. These nearly always go unreported, as though they are almost expected, which is why concern over 13th stepping is rising to the fore, pushed by my friend Monica Richardson. It has to be halted.
For more on this please read my guest column on Stanton Peele’s blog Addiction in Society under “AA’s Male Culture.”
STOP 13TH STEPPING:
My FB page against abuse: https://www.facebook.com/AARMEDwithFacts
My guest column on Psychology Today (via Stanton Peele’s blog): http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-in-society/201404/when-aa-hurts
Check out the documentary website/blog by one of my friends: