Falocentrismul la Jane Austen

Nu arar găsim paradoxuri în cele mai înverșunate mișcări socio-culturale care par să deconstruiască întregul edificiu pe care acestea se clădesc. Tot legat de Jane Austen aș vrea să pun în evidență cât de eronată este de fapt revendicarea scriiturii feministe de la această autoare pre-victoriană, predecesoare a conceptului de femeie emancipată. Voi da câteva citate din romanul său Emma prin care voi arăta destul de clar (citatele vor vorbi de la sine, deci nu e nevoie de comentarii, cu excepția câtorva note edificatoare) misoginismul indubitabil al acestei ființe care nu face decât să continue buna tradiție a societății fundamental falocentrice. Vă prezint, deci, femeia ca obiect sexual al bărbatului:

Mrs. Weston was the object of a regard which had its basis in gratitude and esteem.

which a friend of his had addressed to a young lady, the object of his admiration

You [Harriet]  are his object—and you will soon receive the completest proof of it.

“Me!” she replied with a smile of astonishment, “are you imagining me to be Mr. Elton’s object?”

Believe me, sir, I am far, very far, from gratified in being the object of such professions (Emma)

the son approached her with a cheerful eagerness which marked her as his peculiar object

She was his object, and every body must perceive it.

That Emma was his object appeared indisputable.

for Frank Churchill grew talkative and gay, making her his first object

I do not believe I did you any good. The good was all to myself, by making you an object of the tenderest affection to me. (Frank to Emma)