I'm reading The Handmaid's Tale for Sally's class, which I absolutely hate, but I am enjoying the theory. Yes, yes, I know. You absolutely love the book. How could I even think such an absurb thing? I don't know. I've been known to hold stranger opinions. Anyway, some theory to contemplate, argue with, whatever.
"We do not yet have a moral theology that teaches us the aweful, awesome truth that we have the power through acts of love or lovelessness literally to create one another."
"Perception is the foundation to conception. Ideas are dependent on our sensuality. Feeling is the basic bodily ingredient that mediates our connectedness to the world. All power, including intellectual power, is rooted in feeling. If feeling is damaged or cut off, our power to imagine the world and act into it is destroyed and our rationality impaired. But it is not merely the power to conceive the world that is lost. Our power to value the world gives way as well."
Beverly Wildung Harrison in "The Power of Anger in the Work of Love."