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I loved many of these essays. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s likely that the word ‘lesbian’ is being applied beyond any recognizable usage here. Genderqueer before the concept had been coined and commodified. For the category of sex is the category that sticks to women, for only they cannot be convinced of outside of it.

It is the fate of women to perform three-quarters of the work of society in the public as well as in the private domain plus the bodily work of reproduction according to a preestablished rate.

The police intervene with the specific charge of assault and battery when one citizen beats another citizen. English Choose a language for shopping. As much as Wittig is prone to generalizations- sometimes for more essential premises e.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Trivia About The Straight Mind She published her first novel, L’opoponaxin Often ‘gender,’ even as it attempts to describe the social relations between men and women, lets us ignore, or diminish, the notion of ‘classes of sex,’ thereby divesting these relationships of their political dimension.

I love the essays on the constitutive power of language, and her ideas about how that which language assumes as the universal becomes a tyranny in itself white, male, heterosexual.

The more interesting question Wittig might raise to Serano is, “The fact that you pass for [in the French sense] a trans lesbian, is more evidence for the fact that lesbians are not women.


And those fugitives from sex who escape the usual channels that mark them as one or the other– are they all fundamentally lesbians? But her language is just so complex, I had a terribly hard time deciphering her meanings. No trivia or quizzes yet. Given that the text itself is heterosexuzl short, at pages in a rather large font, give this a read.

The Straight Mind: And Other Essays

Jan 01, Soraya rated it it was amazing Shelves: I describe heterosexuality not as an institution but as a political regime which rests on the submission and the appropriation of women. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wittig, and certainly Butler in G. Paulina rated it really liked it Mar 31, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Published February 3rd by Beacon Press first published At its very core, these essays center around rejecting heterosexuality- not just -normativity, and systems of gender that oppress, rob, take.

The work housework, raising children and the obligations surrender of her reproduction in the name of her husband, cohabitation by day and night, forced coitus, assignment of residence implied by the legal concept of ‘surrender of the conjugal domicile’ mean in their terms a surrender by the woman of her physical person to her husband.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Nov 23, Kira rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The final two essays, more specific to the application of the broader ideas to literary works her own and those of Nathalie Sarraute, respectivelyboth seem to draw their bows a bit further, and are thus a little har The essays collected here are, for the most part, deftly conceptualised and lucidly written, and in many cases the points raised therein came across to me as illuminating, if not downright explosive.

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Gay men, for example, have always defined themselves as a minority and never questioned, despite their transgression, the dominant choice. Marxist dialectics, Structuralist linguists and Semiology are a few of the critical theories Wittig incorporates to deliver her theses.

Testo complesso, con notevoli intuizioni, forse a volte troppo tecnico, filosofico, minuzioso, macchinoso. For up to this point, minority writers had to add “the universal” to their points of view if they wished to attain the unquestioned universality of the dominant class.

The Straight Mind: And Other Essays by Monique Wittig

Share your thoughts wirtig other customers. I was thus quite surprised to see my initial skepticism and even ridicule at so Clear influence, and references to numerous other schools of thought: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Jasmine Diaz rated it liked it Jan 13, Women do not know that they are totally dominated by men, and when they acknowledge the fact, they can ‘hardly believe it. Get to Know Us. Only they are sex, the sex, and sex they have been made in their minds, bodies, acts, gestures; even their murders and beatings are sexual.

Jul 17, Catherine added it. I don’t know what W.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? What about gay men? Although women are penwamiento visible as sexual beings, as social beings they are totally invisible, and as such must appear as little as possible, and always with some kind of excuse if they do so.