Turismo Sexual

Segunda-Feira sigo, via Praga (com paradinha), para Lodz, Polónia, naquilo que será uma franca jornada de turismo sexual. O mais forte dos pretextos numa conferência que abordará o género e a sexualidade chama-se Judith Butler, uma portentosa feminista pós-estruturalista cuja leitura deslumbra tanto quanto massacra (depois da morte de Edward Said o legado construtivista de Foucault encontra na voz de Butler um dos mais preciosos hospícios -- de hospitiu).

A senhora começa a falar às 8:45 da manhã, certamente para me colocar perante uma tensão biocultural.

'Theorizing from the ruins of the Logos invites the following question: 'what about the materiality of the body?'

'For surely bodies live and die; eat and sleep; feel pain, pleasure, endure illness and violence; and these facts, one might sceptically proclaim, cannot be dismissed as mere construction.'

'How are we to understand the matter of sex, and of bodies more generally, as the repeated and violent circumscription of cultural intelligibility? Which bodies come to matter and ─why?'


'To claim that sexual differences are indissociable from discursive demarcations is not the same as claiming that discourse causes sexual difference. The category of “sex” is, from the start, normative; it is what Foucault has called a “regulatory ideal'

'…for the sex which is referred to as prior to gender will itself be a postulation, a construction offered, offered within language, prior to construction.'



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