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13 November 2016 @ 08:06 am
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
A Wandering Hobbitredbird on November 13th, 2016 01:21 pm (UTC)
Are they in fact saying that the second follows from the first, or is it more "the hermeneutics of suspicion is based on these [dualist] ideologies. Those ideologies are sexist because... [see footnotes]. The sexism of these ideologies has affected the hermeneutics that rests on them"?
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on November 13th, 2016 01:37 pm (UTC)
I am sure that many of those who draw the invidious mind/body distinction also associate them with men and women respectively (which I consider the worst form of intellectual sexism). I am also sure that one can do the former without the latter because I have been doing so as long as I can remember.
browngirl on November 13th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
I thought this was going to be a post about Virgil.
Bill the bold bosthoon: censorwcg on November 14th, 2016 05:18 am (UTC)
My very thought. The Aeneid was the original fanfic.
et in Arcadia egoboo: whole earth moonapostle_of_eris on November 15th, 2016 12:10 am (UTC)
The Aeneid is contemporaneous with the pseudepigraphia which shortly after included the New Testament.