Essays on Literature and society
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Another tell-tale sign you're dealing with radical gay feminism as the core doctrine in the SFF community is you hear (mostly women) people talk about "agency." Agency isn't as simple as giving a woman something meaningful to do in a story but once again comes to us from Jacques Derrida and the poststructualists via Judith Butler. The idea is that through repetition, the presence of women - in a book for example - will eventually work to include women in every nook and cranny of literature and then society through a type of linguistic and visual normalization. Reality is produced by consciously willing it into being and is seen as a revolutionary and subversive act to break the chains of societal constraint. However this corrupt idea would mean that the last 7,000 years of history may well have seen a matriarchy rather than a male dominated world if woman had chanced on the idea of using societal illusions to ensure their dominance instead of men. In that case it would've been oppressed men willing themselves where they were not through repetition until they became fully equal to women. It's no surprise that we once again encounter a self-contradictory idea that is more about (literally) wishful thinking and convenience than reality. Fifty years after the feminist revolution freezer warehouses across the nation are still virtually 100% men. The truth is that men have innate diverse, aggressive and wide-ranging interests that have nothing to do with willing them into reality. The idea that cultures separated by oceans all stumbled onto the illusory secret of oppressing women through heterosexuality and convincing them they can't be equal is daffy.
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Generally speaking, intersectionalism sees the success of a proper group as indigenous, deserved, and protected. The success of an improper group is seen as hijacked, lucky, generic and up for grabs. That's how mid-century American SF becomes a literature for the world and African literature invoked by the West becomes theft, cultural appropriation. PC itself hijacks and appropriates legitimate anti-oppression movements and narratives. PC is bigotry turned on its head and put at the service of social justice as anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-homophobia. But then, when has institutional bigotry ever not claimed justice for itself?