[Ads-l] Sorophobia

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 25 10:06:04 EDT 2020


My guess was that it was misogyny  practiced by women.  As one woman told
me confidentially a few years ago, 'Women hate other women.'"

JL

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 9:52 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Seems like “sororophobia” would have been clearer, although I’d have
> guessed a more specific notion of fear/hatred of (one’s own) sister(s),
> parallel to “fratrophobia”.  My first guess on “sorophobia” was fear/hatred
> of (George) Soros.  There’s a lot of that going around in certain circles.
>
> LH
>
>
> > On 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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> >>
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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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