Feminine Practice of Writing
"Such is the strngth of women that,
sweeping away syntax,
breaking from the famous thread which
acts for men as a
surrogate umbilical cord...It is impossible
to define a
feminine practice of writing"
- Cixous writes without structure or systems
- she writes in circles and contradiction for the purpose of exposing
the inadequacy of our language; in doing so her essay itself becomes a
metaphor for the repression of which she speaks
- since we cannot feasibly come up with a new language, we can only expose
the flaws that exist in our current language
- only through awareness can we overcome the obstacles that are constructed
by a pallocentric discouse
- it is impossible to deine a feminine practice of writing because this
practice can never be theorized, enclosed, coded
- "it will always surpass the discourse that regulates the phallocentric
system; it doea and will take place in areas other than those subordinated
to philosophico-theoretical domination. It will be conceived of only be
those who are breakers of automatisms."
- doesn't this just lead to small gaps, never really coming up against
the dominant issues head on but rather in a circuitous manner?