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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: (urth) Rape and Misogyny in Wolfe
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:01:49 -0500

I feeling pretty dense right now since I can think of only one rape in my
reading of Wolfe right now: the infamous act by Severian on the
semi-conscious Jolenta. I'm tracing my memory for any others and I just
can't come up with any others -- I recently re-read tFHoC and I don't recall
a rape of a female slave.

I for one would appreciate a listing of the rapes -- particularly any "Rape
as Salvation" events (the Jolenta one does not apply IMO).

Also, it has been frequently reference that Wolfe exhibits misogyny. I've
yet to encounter it (and notice it -- which may be revealing about me). I'm
curious what other readers have read in Wolfe that they consider to be
misogynistic. Possibly it is in works I've yet to read.

As a premtive shot, I don't consider the Trivigaunti to an example of
misogyny. Trivigaunte does not seem to be anymore distopian than Viron which
is quite machismotic -- and we are constantly reminded that men aren't
treated any worse there than women are in Viron.

--- Crush


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