The Sexual Metaphor pdf epub fb2

The Sexual Metaphor by Helen Weinreich-Haste pdf epub fb2

The Sexual Metaphor Author: Helen Weinreich-Haste
Title: The Sexual Metaphor
ISBN: 0710802463
ISBN13: 978-0710802460
Other Formats: lit azw txt mbr
Pages: 250 pages
Publisher: PRENTICE-HALL (October 30, 1993)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1859 kb
Size EPUB version: 1404 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Are men and women still the same after 25 years of feminism? Change has been slow because sexual stereotypes are hard to change. Part of the difficulty, contends Helen Haste, is that we think about men and women in terms of the polarity of masculine-feminine. She argues that polarity, or duality, is a major metaphor of western thought. We map it on to gender, so that changing ideas about gender is an enormous challenge to our thinking. As long as masculinity is defined by one pole, feminity is defined by its negation. In this book, Haste shows how the assault on traditional conceptions of gender is in fact a confrontation with some of the deeply-rooted metaphors, as well as models of rationality and control, that underlie western culture.