DFW: Feminists are always saying this. Feminists are saying white males say, "Okay, I'm going to sit down and write this enormous book and impose my phallus on the consciousness of the world."
ROSE: And you say?
DFW: I -- I -- if that was going on, it was going on on a level of awareness I do not want to have access to.
My sister's argumentation paradigm
1. Form opinion a. Opinion must reflect on oneself positively i. Validity of opinion is of little concern 2. Attempt to explain opinion a. Speak first i. If cannot speak first, ignore prior speaker(s) b. Shun use of facts i. If facts must be used, validity is of minor concern c. Speak at great speed d. Do not allow concurrent speaker(s) i. In event...
Even more. It [interpretation] is the revenge of the intellect upon the world....– Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation