Før Thelma and Louise, før Lyn Collins, før Nora, før all y’all……så var der Lilith.
«The angels who are in charge of medicine: Snvi, Snsvi, and Smnglof. After God created Adam, who was alone, He said, ‘It is not good for man to be alone’ (Genesis 2:18). He then created a woman for Adam, from the earth, as He had created Adam himself, and called her Lilith. Adam and Lilith immediately began to fight. She said, ‘I will not lie below,’ and he said, ‘I will not lie beneath you, but only on top. For you are fit only to be in the bottom position, while I am to be the superior one.’ Lilith responded, ‘We are equal to each other inasmuch as we were both created from the earth.’ But they would not listen to one another. When Lilith saw this, she pronounced the Ineffable Name and flew away into the air. Adam stood in prayer before his Creator: ‘Sovereign of the universe!’ he said, ‘the woman you gave me has run away.’ At once, the Holy One, blessed be He, sent these three angels to bring her back.»
På bunnlinjen: Historien om Adam og Eva er bildet patriarker har pekt på for å forsvare at menn skal styre alt fra meta til mikro, alt fra hvordan veiene skal bygges til når middagen skal være på bordet. Men det finnes altså en eldgammel preferanse på at kjønnskampen kjempes kontinuerlig. Lilith så seg selv som Adams likeverdige. Ikke nok med det, hun anså seg selv som så aktverdig at hun ikke under noen omstendighet ville ligge underst. Ikke så rart at feminister trykker Lilith til sitt bryst?
- Marilyn Stone: The Paradise Papers. 1979