The Laugh of the Medusa

  title={The Laugh of the Medusa},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Cixous and Keith Cohen and Paula Marantz Cohen},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={875 - 893}
I shall speak about women's writing: about what it will do. Woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies-for the same reasons, by the same law, with the same fatal goal. Woman must put herself into the text-as into the world and into history-by her own movement. The future must no longer be determined by the past. I do not deny that the effects of the past are still with us. But I refuse to… 
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