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  • dianejoy@earthlink.net
    Her axe is feminism, radical socialist variety. ? (Christine Hoff Summer s *Who Stole Feminism* is an excellent summary of events in the 80s and 90s, btw,
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 26 8:23 AM
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      Her axe is feminism, radical socialist variety. ? (Christine Hoff
      Summer's *Who Stole Feminism* is an excellent summary of events in the 80s
      and 90s, btw, along w/ Joan Kennedy Taylor's *Individualist Faminism
      Revisited,* a great historical summary of how things went wrong.)

      But truly, does anyone actually pay attention to Germaine Greer anymore? I
      also hear Andrea Dworkin just died recently, too. Frankly, I think Andre
      Norton did more for feminism than either. ---djb

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      From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano lizziewriter@...
      Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 19:05:36 -0400
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...




      I'm new to this subject. What's her axe she's grinding? Sheesh.

      Lizzie

      Elizabeth Apgar Triano
      lizziewriter@...
      amor vincit omnia
      www.lizziewriter.com
      www.danburymineralogicalsociety.org


      > [Original Message]
      > From: Stolzi <Stolzi@...>
      > To: Mythopoeic Society <mythsoc@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: 4/24/2005 6:10:23 PM
      > Subject: [mythsoc] Germaine Greer has at Tolkien again...
      >
      >
      > I'm not sure what she's driving at, precisely, in this Shakespeare-themed
      > article for THE SPECTATOR (requires registration) but it's somewhat
      > interesting. The only Tolkien passage is this:
      >
      > " Middle Earth is the latest reincarnation of the cherished fantasy of
      > Merrie England, which is partly why The Lord of the Rings is voted the
      > nation's favourite work of fiction in poll after poll. Tolkien's nonsense
      > encourages the English to believe that they are who they think they are,
      as
      > distinct from who they really are. They think they are more reasonable,
      > fair, friendly and reliable than any other people on the planet, when they
      > have no more reason for thinking so than for believing in St George or his
      > dragon."
      >
      > http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php?id=6003&page=1
      >
      > Diamond Proudbrook
      >








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    • WendellWag@aol.com
      Greer s ax is that she doesn t like Tolkien and therefore no one else can like Tolkien for a purely literary reason. She apparently considers herself the
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 26 9:34 AM
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        Greer's ax is that she doesn't like Tolkien and therefore no one else can
        like Tolkien for a purely literary reason. She apparently considers herself
        the ultimate arbiter of literary taste and can't believe that other people
        might differ so greatly from her tastes. The popularity of Tolkien must
        therefore be explained as being for some non-literary reason.

        Wendell Wagner


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