sexuality, race, and gender are exogenous

…at least in what we mean by those terms. I’m not even convinced we all do have a sexuality and gender that we squirm, crawl, toddle, walk, run, strut, and stumble around with from age 0-100. We have labeled things, just as we have created/conceptualized/named “freedom.” This here is a call to wake up to your direct experience! with “others,” yes, or solo as you please – but without power filters from will-to-knowledge conditionings…

There is no binary division to be made between what one says and what one does not say; we must try to determine the different ways of not saying such things, how those who can and those who cannot speak of them are distributed, which type of discourse is authorized, or which form of discretion is required in either case. There is not one but many silences, and they are an integral part of the strategies that underlie and permeate discourse. (Foucault, 1978, p. 27)

lovely trifecta of reading happening:

foucault coverfor the 2nd time, so to better read the following 2 books…

Foucault, Michel. (1978). The History of sexuality: Volume 1: an introduction. New York, NY: Vintage Books.



stoler'sskimmed it before, glad for opportunity to slowly contemplate…

Stoler, Ann Laura. (1995). Race and the education of desire: Foucault’s history of sexuality and the colonial order of things. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.



preciado'sthis book references Foucault also… well, like we all do even without knowing it.

Preciado, Paul Beatriz. (2013). Testo junkie: Sex, drugs, and biopolitics in the pharmacopornographic era. New York, NY: The Feminist Press at CUNY



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  1. An analysis of Coming of Age in Mississippi and Herculine Barbin | Write on the World Says:

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