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Judith Butlera

Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, uneven, fraught with history, with ghosts, with longings that are more or less legible to those who try to see one another with their own faulty vision. — Judith Butlera


On Feminist Theory: Exploitation

How are women exploited in society?

And are women the only ones that are exploited in a patriarchal society? History has shown that although men also suffer from the patriarchal society, in terms of unreasonable expectations and frequent majority figures in suicide statistics, women’s exploitation is a pre-requisite for the continued existence of patriarchy. 1,454 more words


New Statesman: How feminist was Disney's original Beauty and the Beast?

1991 saw the publication of Susan Faludi’s Backlash. A blistering attack on the co-opting and misrepresentation of feminism in US politics and popular culture, it made clear what many had long suspected: the second wave had already broken. 203 more words


Revisiting an old idea - Self-reflexive (feminist) literary criticism

The idea of reflexivity reminds us that we change the objects that we study. I was familiar with this idea in the field of ethnography where the work of James Clifford, George Marcus, Ruth Behar, Clifford Geertz and others advocated for a new way of writing anthropology that was more aware of the role of the anthropologist-ethnographer in producing meaning and understanding about the culture(s) and people(s) that were being studied. 424 more words

Notes: Elizabeth Wingrove, "blah blah WOMEN blah blah EQUALITY blah blah DIFFERENCE"

Wingrove, Elizabeth. (2016). blah Blah WOMEN Blah Blah EQUALITY Blah Blah DIFFERENCE. Philosophy & Rhetoric, 49(4), 408-419.


Wingrove argues, within a Rancièrean perspective, that women’s ‘dissensus’ or assertions of injustice are tied and muted by a grammatical and historical police order. 135 more words


Feminist Theory in The Antagonist.

Feminist Literary Theory can be defined as ” literary criticism informed by feminist theory, or, more broadly, by the politics of feminism. It uses feminist principles and ideology to critique the language of literature. 575 more words