GENDER TROPES, the superbowl of

Steven Rickert (rickert@LUNA.CAS.USF.EDU)
Thu, 5 Jan 1995 09:18:04 -0500

Which leads me to aggression, a question of, and hopefully
not an expression thereof.
The ongoing discourse about gender, race and aggression whistles
a trope of battle. Even the passive aggressive language, "gentle folk,"
of those who may have an aversion to battle-axes bears scrutiny .
Is anger an expression of the frustration of not having ones
tropes accepted even though they represent superior points of view in the
mind of the believer? Are the angry status issues of gender and race
where we are stranded by our need to battle?
I wonder how our language and culture might evolve if we were to
place our awareness of our biases before our need to battle? How will the
categories in which we place ourselves and others- to decide who is equal,
superior and inferior- change?

"I shall be pinch'd to death" Best Wishes' Steven Rickert