Yes: One of the most useful terms you invented during your Shakespearian phase was “movement…
Svetlana Voreskova
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One of the most useful terms you invented during your Shakespearian phase was “movement illness.”

Just as a point of order, the way I remember it the term I coined was “movement envy”, in reference to a long discussion we were having about how this “activism” craze is largely fueled by jealousy on the part of younger generations, over having missed some prior Glory Days of a movement such as civil rights or protesting the Vietnam War.

“Movement illness”, I am fairly certain, was you misquoting me because you tended at times during our email phase to breeze through my stuff and then rely on your block-quotes if you wanted to reply to what I had actually said.

But you’re a busy lady, papers to grade and all that, so you can attribute something I never said to me if you must, though I’d prefer to be given credit for “movement envy” which I think has a lot better ring to it.

Also as I remember, the term first came up because I was getting so fed up with the alter-feminist persona the men’s rights movement was taking upon itself, basing its whole claim to fame on activism-izing pretty much just like feminists but with the pronouns swapped out, an exercise in movement envy if ever there was one.

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