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Elizabeth Whittemore Tommy B. McDonell Adrienne Rich Final There are many cultural phantoms that we must face as we write and read in today’s society. Adrienne Rich, author of an article titled “When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision”, tells us of a gender phantom who prevented the development of her writing. To this day, gender inhibits female creativity, but in this day and age, so does sexual orientation. Today, readers are not only …

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…women try to break free from writing for men, they are somewhat forced to comply with male point of view. In order to get published, it seems a woman must write to please a male point of view. She may not get too creative with any opinion or she may risk being called outrageous. Women must fight this “angel” and must take the risk to be different. They must fight for the right to write.