Lit. Crit. (was: Re: More than you ever wanted to know (was Re: answers from Diana))

JOdel at JOdel at
Tue Jun 5 11:14:32 EDT 2001

In a message dated 6/5/01 6:13:58 AM, Philip.Belben at writes:

<< I have every sympathy for the cause of Women's Liberation, but this idea
that there must be "feminist" criticism, "feminist" this that and the other,
makes me want to sign up for Men's Lib at the next opportunity.  >>

A natural and unsurprising reaction, and one which even knee-jerk feminists 
can sometimes sympathise with. But taking a close look at familiar works with 
the "gender-aware" lens engaged is also a valid exercise, even if it 
sometimes gets taken to excess.
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