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    widening circles configures every possible revolution. It is virtually that infinite sphere whose centre is everywhere, circumference no-where. (69) This gives great connotation to a new realm of thought and perception into the world of the Amazonian Utopia. It allows them to not “break” the boundaries, but merely to bend or expand at will for the purpose of disassociating the discourses that the involved in gender identity. The author 's point goes on to illustrate not one circle but infinite circles, although closed, there are many forms and no “center” or “circumference” to find the “center” which is the thought of normality. Conversely, normality is rejected in this new illustration that allows the social constructs to fade away. Monique Wittig left the cycle open to many interpretations and has many attributes and symbiology that can be associated with it. Similarly, the main goal is for the women to use the cycle as a weapon against men and the patriarchal status that has given them dominance over the women and everyone else for the sake of breaking the shackles of discourse. The “Four Powers” described in the book is another metaphor that is rarely mentioned in the novel. It was actually mentioned twice coupled in one passage. “It is learned that in the world of the four powers the women have sustained casualties… Thus the Front as a whole will be in permanent liaison with the world of the Four Powers. As well as information and orders, advice encouragement and…

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    Multiplicity Utopia: Renouncing of Binary Gender Identities “Les Guérillères” in itself is already a conundrum that spares no time in illuminating one of the major essence of the novel, providing the reader with a glimpse into the fantasized Amazonian world in which “the women” are at war to make room for their future Utopia with the use of language, as seen in the title. Monique Wittig demonstrates a fantasy world of Amazonian women who fight for their freedom from the shackles of the binary…

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    He says, "my loss in body weight, however, I cannot hide. It shows itself as a forlorn expression on my face, one that my Madame and Madame have yet to notice" (Truong 138). They should have been more compassionate about him. Maybe offer him some checkups with the doctor. Another idea could have been allowing him an extra day off or even hiring someone to help him out. With time all of us began to age, certainly they know that and should take that into consideration. In Monique Truong's…

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    Monique Wittig’s “One is Not Born a Woman” and Adrienne Rich’s “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Experience” are two vital pieces of feminist writing that convey the idea that lesbian identity provides liberation for women from the restraints of a male dominated society. Each article describes how men oppress women in heterosexual relationships by assuming a dominant role and withholding power from women. Each article then dives into how women can change this conventional aspect of…

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    measured by displays of opulence, which in turns becomes signifiers of status to the public at large. These signifiers become the litmus by which others come to judge success. It can be something as large as new house or car or as insidious and implicit as the right shade of skin, each becoming more attached to the idea of success and wide scale acceptance in the larger public consciousness. Since, human beings are communal based animals by nature, societal perception is often vital in…

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    Mao Tse-tung and Monique Wittig are two influential revolutionary figures whose ideas and works are largely influenced by the social revolution theory proposed by Karl Marx. Mao, just like Marx, pays particular attention to the conflicts of interests between classes and revolution movement as a manifestation of those contradictions. He adopts Marxist theory and adapts it to China, where instead of a proletariat revolution, he considers an agrarian revolution led by the peasant. Wittig recognizes…

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    Although of different mediums, there are many connections that can be made between Mad Max: Fury Road, and Les Guerilleres by Monique Wittig. They portray different views of feminism, but are both considered to be very feminist stories. Les Guerillere’s portrayal of feminism shows a view of female supremacy, and shows that women are not only equal to men, but in many ways better. Mad Max shows men, and women are in a way equal. They cast women in roles that men would typically be cast in. Even…

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    Different types of sexualities and relationships are constantly being acknowledged and accepted all around the world. However, heterosexuality is still the dominant discourse because the society continues to promote it in the media, in literature and in many other things, such as legal documents and weddings. Monique Wittig’s article, “One is Not Born a Women” argues that sex and gender categories are systems that are socially constructed and created in order to label and distinguish a person…

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    So it is understandable why haizlip’s family chose to do that and in a sense neglect/disown they’re past and try to start a new. Even though it is true that we can wear a mask of our own free will as seen in the text “Passing”, and that we can be pressured by society to wear a mask in order to fit in with other as seen from the text “The Great Gatsby.” It is highly possible that we as a society can be tricked into the idea of wearing a mask. This statement is proven through the “biography of…

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    opportunities. Yet, French women were still not given basic rights for daycare for their children, and maternity rights for themselves, so they weren’t given as many job offers. Because of that, many women gathered together and led protests all throughout France. Overtime, more and more women started to become aware of the unfair divisions in society and started to get more passionate about topics like male chauvinism (men who opposed and belittled feminists) and sexism. Secondly, one of the…

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