While Irigaray`s Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche is an evident counterpart to Nietzsche, we witness, in a careful reading of it, not only the inversion of Nietzschean ideas but also those of Derrida`s, particularly those expounded in his Spurs. Derrida in Spurs criticizes Lacan`s phallogocentrism and tries to undo the oppositional logic of castration and anti-castration in Nietzsche. In this deconstructive project woman appears as the main trope, and during the process, woman`s body is exploited as an object to dissect. Derrida particularly chooses the hymen and the vagina as tropes for the undecidability of truth, the untruth of truth. Despite his proclamation that deconstruction means to debunk those concepts such as essence, identity, and the hierarchies and oppositions of the phallogocentric metaphysics, Derrida, through exploiting woman and woman`s body for the tropes figuring diffe´rance, does violence to woman. Irigaray mimes Derrida to criticize his dissemination without insemination. Arguing that all genealogy based on the hymeneal logic is a specular auto-gamy, she asserts that the Western metaphysical tradition has constantly tried to displace, transpose, transfer, metaphorize the hystera, the origin of life, to the end of life, the telos. In spite of his decontructive attempts to destabilize identity through diffe´rance and resist both transposition and the teleological tendency in metaphysics, Derrida appears very often chained up in/by this transposition of the hystera. The purpose of Irigaray`s strategic essentialism and mimesis in The Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche as well as in her earlier works is not simply to deconstruct phallogocentrism as Derrida does. The ultimate goal of her project is to construct a female subject-position as the other of the other, not as the other of the same who still remains within the phallic economy. In order to construct a female subject-position, lrigaray risks the charge of being an essentialist by taking an extreme and opposite position, and in this tightly woven phallogocentric system, there is no alternative move but this.