Hi! I haven’t posted in a bit and won’t for a bit- hopefully this weekend- because I have the first paper of my graduate career due on Friday! I am not taking this seriously enough. I am comparing Joan Scott’s paradigmatic article “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” and Judith Butler’s “The End of Sexual Difference?” (Chapter 9 in Undoing Gender).
I wanted to share a couple quotes from the Butler piece that make me giggle. They are condensed versions of the sentences they are from, but still true to what she said:
“The Vatican…fears queer theory” (184). (Duh duh duh queer theory will take your soul!)
“Butches…love the feminine” (197). (They love it.)*
*I apologize for belittling Butler’s ideas. They deserve serious consideration (as I give them in my essay). It makes me feel better about not fully understanding them.