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Noun1.gyneolatry - the worship of women
idolatry, veneration, cultism, devotion - religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
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If the south, as many scholars observe, functions as an internal other for the nation, then examining the multiplicity of ugly women in this fiction illuminates the ways in which women defy not only the expectations of southern gyneolatry but also those of the larger American culture, in which the southern woman often acts as a representation of the south in general.
Judge Drake's authority, as model aristocrat and keeper of Southern gyneolatry, supersedes even that of the trial's actual judge.