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Unformatted text preview: there were Japanese woman writers that early on surprised me. Although they were tortured with limitation in what they can write and their little catch-22 on what they can write, the Japanese woman writers were still allowed to write whatever they wanted. That was one of the thoughts that flowed through my mind during the lecture. To convey the hardships of woman writers, Toshiko did a great job of building up the mask/make-up symbolism. After getting critiqued by men for not writing like a woman, Toshiko writes a story of a story of the writer herself. This, I thought, was a very absurd yet effective approach to the men critiques and other woman writers....
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- Spring '07