amazonism

amazonism

the taking on of masculine habits and occupations by women.
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In Part One, "The Amazon Archetype in Popular Culture, Literature, and Criticism," Weinbaum notes that particularly since the twentieth century, both men and women have been engaged in the scholarship of reclamation which can either (1) revive the myth of Amazonism in order to reclaim values the dominant culture has suppressed or (2) revitalize the myth, making it resonate with modern concerns.
A second approach to Amazonism, Weinbaum notes, is "reaction" to it.
One might say that Weinbaum shows us how we are adding our own "writing" onto the palimpsest of Amazonism, even as we attempt to read what previous generations, what previous centuries have written.