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January 5th, 2008
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Confessions of a Lesbian Feminist Slasher

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From:litotease
Date:January 7th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)
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In from metafandom.

First of all, congratulations!

It’s a way for women to relate to one another sexually while objectifying the male body without objectifying actual people.

Yes.

...there is an absence of gender roles, an absence of gender-related power.

And yes.

I like to explore how sex affects friendship and vice versa.

And yes.

*saves to bookmarks*

(I haven't seen the Leslie Fiedler essay. Do you know where it might be available?)

Thanks for sharing!
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From:mofic
Date:January 7th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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First of all, congratulations!


Thank you! The Fiedler essay is from 1948 and the last time I looked I couldn't find a copy on the web. But I just looked again and here it is:

http://www.howardwill.com/Come%20Back%20to%20the%20Raft%20Again.htm

I'll warn you that the way he talks about both race and sexuality would not be acceptable in current society, and for good reason. But if you make allowances for the fact that this is a product of USAmerican culture in 1948, I think he really does have valid points to make.
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From:litotease
Date:January 8th, 2008 03:11 am (UTC)
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Read and bookmarked.

It was especially interesting because I haven't read any of the texts Fiedler discusses (I was very carefully handed Louisa May Alcott, Nancy Drew, and the Bronte sisters, my grandmother's idea of chick lit) so I had no idea. Now, I want to go read them.

Thanks for the link!

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From:mofic
Date:January 8th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)
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Huck Finn and Moby Dick are two of my favorite books! I have Scott (in the icon) teaching Huck Finn in one of my stories. I love the letters from readers who said they went out and read the book afterwards...
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