[lbo-talk] There's no such thing as bad publicity...

Mike Ballard mbbtraven5 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 02:28:31 PST 2014

More worrisome, though, for Butler are the reasons why a caricature of her work has gained such currency. Though she declined to comment on the recent protest marches, she suggested "the kinds of anxieties unleashed by the legalization of gay marriage in France strike at the heart of a national identity that is bound up with quite fixed and traditional accounts of the family, masculinity, and femininity." Fundamentally, the fear that propels these protests, Butler said, is the fear of disorder. Gender theory, she suggested, had fused in the minds of its opponents with an "absence of rules," and casting doubt on the biological verities of sexual difference created a void that could seem to threaten both the family and the nation.

full: http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/03/02/how-you-upset-french-gender-theory/1DzXUKcQxB01Hv6pN96gvJ/story.html

Mike B)

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