“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum”: Reproduction and Resistance in Octavia Butler, Margaret Atwood, and the Alien Series by Amandine Faucheux
By Sheila Anne Used by permission of the author. When I was an anti-feminist, I thought I had created myself. I didn’t think I was affected by herstory, culture, language or by anyone else around[…]
Separatists have been saying this for years, but it bears repeating again (and again and again): We choose wimmin or we choose men. Let’s drop the deception and the rhetoric. Let those feminists who prefer[…]
Disgust, Virtue of (1985 ed.): profound revulsion experienced and expressed by women who are overcoming psychic numbing and coming to our Senses; habit of Discerning Women whose honest loathing is aroused by the behavior of[…]
Parthenogenetic Creation 1: work of feminist creation produced by women alone; woman-made work which may use males as re-sources but never as progenitors, spiritual fathers, mentors, or models. Examples: Les Guerilleres, by Monique Wittig; Mooncircles,[…]
Straying Power: ability to stray/stay off the tracks of traditions that betray women and nature. From Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language conjured by Mary Daly in cahoots with Jane Caputi.
Stamina n [(derived fr. L, pl. of stamen warp, thread of life spun by the fates): “…strength or courage of conviction: staying power: PERSEVERANCE”–Webster’s]: threads of Life spun by the Fates; Staying Power/Straying Power of[…]
In our society, we’re taught the metaphorical concept ARGUMENT IS WAR. Consequently, when we talk about arguments, we say things like, “I tried to defend my position but she outflanked me,” “I really shot down[…]