By Janice G Raymond
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Women must learn to identify their friends. This is a process not realized by anything as simple as the wearing of an identification card. Within the last decade, we have learned something of the friendships of famous women such as Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan, Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict, and Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok. Much of this knowledge has been mixed with the ambivalence or outright shock of the biographers who discovered the intensity of the female friendships of these women.
Liberal and Marxist feminisms investigate and locate women mainly in relation to male persons, history, and culture. Men have been perceived as the ultimate mediators of reality, so that reality has almost become synonymous with hetero-reality. Gyn/ affection assures that feminism will be less and less mediated by men and male definitions of equality. 21 If Gyn/affection embraces the totality of a woman’s existence with and for her Self and other women, if Gyn/affection means putting one’s vital Self and other women first, and if Gyn/affection is movement toward other women, then many women would expect that women who are Gyn/affectionate and Gyn/affective would be Lesbians.
Preface In 1980 when I began writing A Passion for Friends, feminists were not talking much about women’s friendships. It was almost as if we thought that feminism itself, automatically made us friends. This assumption, as many of us learned, was rather naive. Like others, feminists do not automatically become friends. , a sisterhood that was created in the struggle for women’s liberation did not mean that feminists shared a common world beyond the struggle. We did not necessarily share a space where friendship could occur and thrive.
A Passion for Friends: Toward a Philosophy of Female Affection by Janice G Raymond