File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_2003/nietzsche.0311, message 6


Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 22:01:52 EST
Subject: wise cracks and gender stereotypes


In a message dated 11/4/2003 11:34:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
R.Chandler-AT-ucc.ac.uk writes:


> when Z does crack his whip later in the text, it is 
> again a feminine voice 
> 
It was only a wisecrack (of the whippet). Earlier in the dialogue, however, Z 
intones:

Let man fear woman when she hateth: for man in his innermost soul is merely 
evil; woman, however, is mean.
    
This seems to carry some unsubstantiated gender-stereotypical weight, though. 
When men fight in a (physical, intellectual, or emotional) brawl, they seem 
to want to "clobber" their opponents; women in a brawl, however, seem to want 
their opponents to suffer.

Eric


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