31 3 / 2014

"I may appear to be popular and, in this sense, influential, but when you look at the actual structure of American academia, … we [Lacanians] are extremely marginalized. If we are accepted, it is in the way that … in boxing you call ‘clinching’—embracing the enemy."

Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)

20 3 / 2014

"Dyke anger, anticolonial despair, racial rage, counterhegemonic violence, punk pugilism—these are the bleak and angry territories of the antisocial turn; these are the jagged zones within which not only self-shattering (the opposite of narcissism in a way) but other-shattering occurs. If we want to make the antisocial turn in queer theory we must be willing to turn away from the comfort zone of polite exchange in order to embrace a truly political negativity, one that promises, this time, to fail, to make a mess, to fuck shit up, to be loud, unruly, impolite, to breed resentment, to bash back, to speak up and out, to disrupt, assassinate, shock, and annihilate."

Judith Halberstam, The Queer Art of Failure
(via riseabovethemadness)

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06 3 / 2014

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06 3 / 2014

"

BLESSED ARE THE SISSIES

BLESSED ARE THE BOI DYKES

BLESSED ARE THE PEOPLE OF COLOR MY BELOVED KITH AND KIN

BLESSED ARE THE TRANS

BLESSED ARE THE HIGH FEMMES

BLESSED ARE THE SEX WORKERS

BLESSED ARE THE AUTHENTIC

BLESSED ARE THE DIS-IDENTIFIERS

BLESSED ARE THE GENDER ILLUSIONISTS

BLESSED ARE THE NON-NORMATIVE

BLESSED ARE THE GENDERQUEERS

BLESSED ARE THE KINKSTERS

BLESSED ARE THE DISABLED

BLESSED ARE THE HOT FAT GIRLS

BLESSED ARE THE WEIRDO-QUEERS

BLESSED IS THE SPECTRUM

BLESSED IS CONSENT

BLESSED IS RESPECT

BLESSED ARE THE BELOVED WHO I DIDN’T DESCRIBE, I COULDN’T DESCRIBE, WILL LEARN TO DESCRIBE AND RESPECT AND LOVE

AMEN

"

Mark Aguhar, “Litanies to my heavenly brown body” (via skylineprophet)

(via reverendmother)

18 2 / 2014

marquy275:

Was the

question too difficult to resolve

in one lifetime, in one body?

The question being

can a big brown

questioning transgender

anarchist feminist leather cub

find love and acceptance

despite being

smothered by

a culture of white

Abercrombie and Fitch models

that…

17 2 / 2014

"In translating the psychoanalytic to the ethical by way of normativity, Butler writes the unconscious out of the story, producing subjects as ethical internationalists who can make cognitive decisions to short-circuit foundational affective attachments in order to gain a better good life. One might note the political problems with this circuit of displacement: as I and others have argued, projects of compassionate recognition have enabled a habit of political obfuscation of the differences between emotional and material (legal, economic, institutional) kinds of social reciprocity."

Lauren Berlant goes for the slam dunk on JB (via rhizombie)

17 2 / 2014

"Whether viewed psychoanalytically, institutionally, or ideologically, in this entry love is deemed always an outcome of fantasy. Without fantasy, there would be no love. There would be no way to move through the uneven field of our ambivalent attachments to our sustaining objects, which possess us and thereby dispossess us of our capacity to idealize ourselves or them as consistent and benign simplicities. Without repairing the cleavages, fantasy makes it possible not to be destroyed by all that."

Lauren Berlant, Desire/Love (via theagonistes)

17 2 / 2014

"The war is on terror and not simply fear because fear has an object, while terror leaks potentially into all spaces of experience."

Lauren Berlant in ‘The Epistemology of State Emotion” (via spleencave)

04 2 / 2014

"Although no single act literally corresponds to the drawing up and singing of a contract, there is a series of acts—papal bulls and other theological pronouncements; European discussions about colonialism, “discovery,” and international law; pacts, treaties, and legal decisions; academic and popular debates about the humanity of nonwhites; the establishment of formalized legal structures of differential treatment; and the routinization of informal illegal or quasi-legal practices effectively sanction by the complicity of silence and government failure to intervene and punish perpetrators—which collectively can be seen, not just metaphorically but close to literally, as [the Racial Contract’s] conceptual, juridical, and normative equivalent."

Charles Mills, The Racial Contract, p. 21 (via queertheoryissexy)

26 1 / 2014

"Sometimes I think I’ve felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt."

Her, screenplay by Spike Jonze  (via 691180)

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