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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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In this way, Hearts of Gold both recalls and departs from Frances Harper's Iola Leroy (1892), which anticipates Jones's novel in initially establishing a mixed-raced woman, Iola, as an iconic Southern woman, while not fully committing to the epistemological unsettledness that Jones draws from this (supposed) juxtaposition of gyneolatry and genealogy.
While such an interpretation of Eula as an active agent in her own life may venture too close to the Faulknerian gyneolatry Wittenberg refers to, it also serves to broaden the way readers view Faulkner's women by positing alternate motivations for Eula's actions.