Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 12:03:40 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: "womanist" vs. "feminist" cite
From the first story in _Publish and Perish: Three Tales of Tenure and Terror_
by James Hynes (1997), p. 6; Paul and Elizabeth have taken their cat in to
the vet's to try to discover why she's been missing the litter box.
Paul [was] certain that she'd scoff--politely--at the vet's
suggestion [viz., to consult a cat psychic]. If anything,
Elizabeth had less patience with this sort of New Age occultism
than Paul did. It smacked of the sort of essentialist, nurturing,
womanist stuff she reviled gleefully and at great length in her
own articles on feminist theory.
(If you're wondering, they DO consult the psychic, who interviews the cat
and immediately determines that her urinary incontinence results from the
periodic appearance of a strange woman [the one Paul is having an affair
with, as it happens]. Womanist, shwomanist!)