What is this wound that won’t heal. The wound in the side of Christ is a metaphor for that, and the Fisher King in the Grail Romances is a metaphor that. We all have wounds that won’t heal. Trauma, events that left us feeling wounded, and no matter how much we think about it, trying different alternative actions over and over in our mind, the wound doesn’t heal. In the Grail Romance, Sir Percival wins the grail and heals the Fisher King of the Grail Castle by speaking his Word, the word from his heart and not his calculating mind that is concerned with appearance and approval.
Professor Blasey wants her chance to Speak her Word and heal the wound that won’t heal. Of course, I don’t know anything about the Professor, I’m just using this social drama as a metaphor to make my point that it is reflective of a universal condition. Ju Suis Professor Blasey.
When social dramas like this become social metaphors, its because they resonate with collective pain, and the event becomes the means for the Word that heals the wound.
Rape isn’t about sex, it’s about power, stolen power. And if. you have to steal power, you have a deep seated fear of women. For the male that is the fear of being consumed, eaten, devoured, and losing freedom and independence. The wild man is civilized. Huck Finn has to get a hair cut. The free man leaves his pack of males and gets married and has a family. Now he lives for the perpetuation of society, family, duty, bills, mortgage, the whole catastrophe. His free roaming days are over. (I’m just winging it here)
But this fear of being devoured comes from the truth that the female is the creative power of the earth, and the male is dispensable. When that fear of loss of power, of one’s center happens, the male’s default position is physical violence because when it come to war with the female, that is his only strength. Emotionally, he has no chance.
So the rapist creates a compulsion where he restores his imagined loss of power by stealing it, a preemptive strike. The rape restores his power and temporarily heals the wound that won’t heal.
Political events like this—the Professor and the Judge—create social metaphors because they create a story that makes the particular universal. The pain body of women is collective, and this event becomes a metaphor for that pain and will be used for women to Speak their Word. When women show courage to speak their word, they become symbols or metaphorical instruments for others to show courage and speak their word.
The Metaphor becomes a rallying cry for the masses to release the collective pain body that won’t heal until the Word has been spoken. We may call that Truth to Power.