The word “matrix” originates within the Latin mater, meaning both “mother” and “womb. ” This by itself implies that cyberspace is just a feminized area.

The word "matrix" originates within the Latin mater, meaning both "mother" and "womb. " This by itself implies that cyberspace is just a feminized area. The technospace that is feminized of matrix is sexualized in cyberpunk, however it is additionally feared. In reality, Nixon contends it assumes on the traits of a specific kind of fetishized femininity, particularly, the phallic mom. Nixon writes of Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988): "Gibson has certainly constructed the world that is soft of as a kind of phallic mom: erotic, feminine, and possibly deadly. In the event that cowboy heroes neglect to perform brilliantly, they will be ?flatlined’ or have their jacks melted down, whichever is worse" (228). Operating within the terms of a regular psychoanalytic reading, Nixon is targeted on fetishized femininity, in particular the figure of this phallic mom in addition to vision of castrated femininity that stands behind her while leaving masculinity unquestioned. Even as we shall see, nonetheless, cyberpunk is yet...
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