The ever-present body/soul split, which perhaps seemed so abstractly innocuous went viral and has acted as a virus upon our very humanity. It has certainly impacted the ways in which we interact with one another, the earth, and ourselves. Its implications have been menacing for numerous bodies. The notion of the bad body allows for bad things to be done to any body and anything human or non-human that has become body identified. The idea that the body must be overcome in order to achieve “salvation/goodness,” lays the foundation for overcoming those things regarded as “bodied” realities, or to at least rule over them. Subjugation of various people’s can be “rationally” justified. Abuse of the earth and certain human bodies can be carried out with relative impunity. A worldview that creates “others” and “others” the body is not innocuous; it is lethal. It perpetuates violence against bodies—sometimes even our own. And so what are we to do about it?
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