The Feminist I Ching: restoring matriarchy to the oracle.
47. Oppression (Exhaustion)
The lake is above, water below; the lake is empty, dried up. Exhaustion is
expressed in yet another way: at the top, a dark line is holding down two light
lines below, a light line is hemmed in between two dark ones. The upper
trigram belongs to the principle of darkness, the lower to the principle of
light. Thus everywhere superior women are oppressed and held in restraint by
OPPRESSION. Success. Perseverance.
The great woman brings about good fortune.
When she has something to say,
It is not believed.