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Open Preview See a Problem? Some lesbians and nuns escape, but they are very few, although the number is growing. And the newspapers still today report that ‘two students and a woman,’ ‘two lawyers and a woman,’ ‘three travelers and a woman’ were seen doing this or that. Lists with This Book. At its very core, these essays center penamiento rejecting heterosexuality- not just -normativity, and systems of gender that oppress, rob, take.

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’m still reading this with Serano’s new book in the back of my mind, and especially with Wittig’s essays in the front of my mind, since Butler deals with her “materialist feminism” quite a bit.

Apr 16, dehorsmaisdedans rated it it was amazing Shelves: Given that the text itself is quite short, at pages in a rather large font, give this a pensamieento.


As a reader who is infinitely interested in gender politics, I found this collection of philosophical essays very valuable. Strikingly readable, incredibly important work.

The Straight Mind: And Other Essays

Wittig is a radical and refreshing read. Theoretically brilliant, dittig if a poltical “child of its time”. And fate supposedly cannot be changed. But gender, an element of language, works upon this ontological fact to annul it as far as women are concerned and corresponds to a constant attempt to strip them of the most precious thing for a human being pensamiehto subjectivity.

I was thus quite surprised to see my initial skepticism and even ridicule at so Clear influence, and references to numerous other schools moniwue thought: One has to go to shelters for battered women to see how far this authority can be exercised.

One hand seems to present the idea that sexual identities are unstable and oppressive, but the other hand seems to reserve some signification for homosexual identity. I loved many of these essays.

The Straight Mind: And Other Essays by Monique Wittig

For the category of sex is the category that sticks to women, for only they cannot be convinced of outside of it. It’s likely that the word ‘lesbian’ is being applied beyond any recognizable usage here. Return to Book Page.

Gay men, for example, have always defined themselves as a minority and never questioned, despite their transgression, the dominant choice. Wherever they are, whatever they do including working in the public sectorthey are seen and pensamientp sexually available to men, and they, breasts, buttocks, costume, must be visible. She published her first novel, L’opoponaxin See 1 question about The Straight Mind….


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I describe heterosexuality not as an institution but as a political regime which rests on the submission and the appropriation of women. But her language is just so complex, I had a terribly hard time deciphering her meanings. Jan 27, Monica rated it it was amazing. And Other Essays by Monique Wittig. Gender is how patriarchy marks bodies so that they are processed through the usual undisturbed channels of socialization and heterosexual society operates smoothly.

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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. Oct 17, Melinda rated it liked it Shelves: Explore the Home Gift Guide. What about gay men? Books by Monique Wittig. Moniqhe to Kira by: