By the time he came to the story of Noah, though, he was annoyed. He had begun to realize, he says, that “the whole thing is a piece of patriarchal propoganda, engineered to consciously and deliberately suppress matriarchy.”
One of the best movies I have ever seen is Crumb, a documentary about R. Crumb and his two brothers. If you have seen that film you have some context for the quote above. I am pre-ordering my Book of Genesis now.