[Ads-l] Sorophobia

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 25 09:51:18 EDT 2020


Oops. This is the same article cited by Stanton.

JL

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 9:49 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/iowa-state-university-forced-professor-195057364.html
> :
>
>
> "The course syllabus [at Iowa State]... displayed a 'GIANT WARNING' that
> 'Any instances of othering that you participate in intentionally (racism,
> sexism, ableism, homophobia, sorophobia, transphobia, classism, mocking of
> mental health issues, body shaming, etc) in class are grounds for dismissal
> from the classroom."
>
> Note the words "intentionally...in class."
>
> Classrooms must be pretty depraved nowadays.
>
>
> JL
>
> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 3:43 AM ADSGarson O'Toole <
> adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> The term was employed in the title of a 1992 book.
>> Michie, Helena. Sorophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and
>> Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. 216 pp.
>>
>> Here is an excerpt from a discussion of the book:
>>
>> https://search.proquest.com/openview/4de506b83d411805935f6aef11546011/1/advanced
>>
>> [Begin excerpt]
>> Sorophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture.
>> Brandenburg, Sandra; Hill, Debora.
>> Iris; Charlottesville Iss. 30,  (Dec 31, 1993): 67.
>>
>> In Sorophobia, Helena Michie argues that a feminism advocating
>> "sisterhood" risks negating undeniable cultural differences that exist
>> both among small communities of women and across nations. The book
>> studies textual representations of women's relationships to
>> demonstrate the diversity and opposition along lines of race, class,
>> and gender in seemingly homogenous sub-groups of feminist discourse. .
>> .
>> . . . Michie challenges feminists to continue the process of
>> recognizing difference while refusing to re-create negative images of
>> otherness.
>> [End excerpt]
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 1:57 AM Stanton McCandlish
>> <smccandlish at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > That's a new one to me.  I encountered this term in a news story,
>> quoting
>> > something written by a professor.
>> >
>> https://news.yahoo.com/iowa-state-university-forced-professor-195057364.html
>> >
>> > I have yet to find a clear definition, just a few rambling
>> gender-studies
>> > papers about "negotiating dialectic spaces" among the "differences
>> between
>> > women".  Etymologically it seems to mean "fear of sisters", if
>> Latin-based,
>> > though someone on twitter joked that it could mean "fear of coffins" if
>> you
>> > go the Greek route.
>> >
>> > Google hits for the term are almost all repeats of the same news story.
>> >
>> > --
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>> >
>> > "The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate
>> > people."
>> > —Cornel West, author and philosopher (1953–)
>> > "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
>> > —Isaac Asimov, biochemist and science-fiction writer (1920–1992)
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