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- n. Focus on the phallus.
- n. Focus on a male point of view.
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The "phallocentrism" as Jeremy calls it won't last for ever.
No doubt you read about this challenging art film's premiere this week at New York's Museum of Modern Art, where curators praised the film's revolt against phallocentrism and its use of the body as canvas for acts of transgressive violence.
Greek sex has in fact enabled a current phallocentrism to smuggle itself backwards into history.
Spirit of Vatican II on Derrida and Truth; the pertinent bit:In veiled polemic against Lacan on the one hand and Deleuze on the other, Derrida declares that the metaphysical notions of truth-presence function as fetishes aiming to supplement and hide the lack of phallus of truth as woman; but that if one rebels against truth, seen as castrating, one falls into the phallocentrism which inspires this denial.
As Cixous points out, "logocentrism and phallocentrism ... the conceptual foundation of an ancient culture is in the process of being undermined by millions of a species of mole ... never before known."
Frustration with the neglect of women's accomplishments - call it phallocentrism if you like - was what led to women's studies, which has lately morphed into gender studies on some campuses.
Really wonder how much of this country’s shift to the red meat politics of brown people killin’ and phallocentrism be attributed to viagra, etc.?