Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quote of the Month

Sexual difference as a strategy of empowerment [thus] is the means of achieving possible margins of affirmation by subjects who are conscious of and accountable for the paradox of being both caught inside a symbolic code and deeply opposed to it. This is why the feminist philosophy of difference is careful in speaking of margins of nonbelonging to the phallic system. In reverse, one could also speak of areas of belonging by women to the same system they are trying to defeat. The point worth stressing is that, willingly or not, women are complicit in that which they are trying to deconstruct. Being aware of one's implication or complicity lays the foundations for a radical politics of resistance which will be free of claims to purity but also of the luxury of guilt.
Rosi Braidotti

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