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In The Anatomy of Freedom, feminist poet, writer, and activist Robin Morgan proposes that feminism can go beyond seeking freedom for women to altering the dynamics of all human interaction. Morgan posits an expanded four-dimensional feminist movement, and in a fluid, loosely-organized fashion she explores these dimensions: political, scientific, personal, and readiness for freedom. Morgan attempts to describe a four-dimensional, holographic feminist freedom, proposing that feminism is the key to survival and a tool for enlightenment and evolution in all areas of human life. The great issues that challenge the human race (gender, global politics, family, economics, the environment, childhood, and aging) are all interconnected within the hologram of the feminist vision. Morgan thus seeks to reaffirm the need for the feminist movement and to inspire feminists, both men and women, to rejuvenate it.

A major theme of The Anatomy of Freedom involves the influence of New Physics. The holographic, rather than deterministic, character of new quantum physics provides a pointed analogy for both feminism and freedom; all three dramatically alter our perceptions of reality. In physics, new themes have emerged: that the universe is more like a great thought than a great machine; that the border of physics and metaphysics is permeable; that the universe is energy, and is simultaneously discrete and interrelated.The New Physics helps us to visualize a new reality, and to break away intellectually from the mire of the inevitable status quo.

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