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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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Better than the male canonical texts, which have a disciplinary history that sometimes rigidifies our approach to them, these woman's texts invite us to cross the boundaries between literature and history, sociology and psychology, economic and material culture, and to rethink and recombine categorical structures of inquiry.
On the other hand, given the fluidity and complexity of each of our Identities, to claim that women as a group share a collective set of interests, or a common cultural perspective, which can be effectively represented only by other women, is to endorse a form of essentialism which rigidifies what are very fluid differences and dichotomises what are actually multiple perspectives.
Because of her, I have promised myself particularly always, always to be honest, and to write about my experiences with her because the mother-child-daughter relationship is vulnerable and rigidifies through lies and rituals.