dearticulation

dearticulation

(dē″ăr-tĭk″ū-lā′shŭn)
Signifying the surgical amputation of a limb at a joint.
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Fernanda is subjected equally to the masculinist harangues of her male colleagues and to the male-dominant command (which only causes her to recall the unremitting machismo of her husband), and when she falls victim to the counterrevolutionaries, she enters a dreamlike trance that whisks her away to a Monique Wittig or Joanna Russ-like lesbian utopia in which the pleasure of the body, the dearticulation of binary gender and its hierarchical oppression, and the release from the heavy hand of masculinism figure the sort of liberation that official ideology only mouths, while at the same time it effectively reinforces the very tyranny against which it speaks.