Feminine Practice of Writing
Cixous attempt to write without structure or systems results in a circuitous and contradicting style. She choses to write in such a manner for the purpose of exposing the inadequacy of our phallocentric discourse. By writing in this style, Cixous' essay itself becomes a metaphor for the repression of which she speaks.
Cixous explains that since women cannot feasibly come up with a new language, they must expose the flaws that currently exist. Only through the awareness of such flaws can women overcome the obstacles that are constructed by a pallocentric discouse. However even through attempts to expose current inadequacies, it will always be impossible to define 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 does and will take place in areas other than those subordinated to philosophico-theoretical domination. It will be conceived of only by those who are breakers of automatisms."