November 13th, 2016

fandom

The Gospel According to Mary Sue

Interesting discussion of a medieval mystic as the founder of fanfic. (I believe a version was presented at the ICFA.) I like it, but there’s one thing I have to question:
The hermeneutics of suspicion is built on centuries of philosophical and pedagogical ideologies that separate body and mind, then rank the mind above the body. As feminist critics have pointed out, these are sexist ideologies, because they associate the mind, in all its rational dimensions, with men, and the body with women, effeminacy and femininity.
The second concept does not follow from the first.

Thanx to File 770