The Screwball Asses (Semiotext(e) Intervention) by Guy Hocquenghem

By Guy Hocquenghem

A founding father of Queer concept contends that the ruling periods have invented homosexuality as a sexual ghetto, splitting and mutilating hope within the strategy.

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If certain groups continue to believe they are stronger than sexual institutions, if they continue to announce that and to be in fact stronger, they will tear those institutions apart in themselves. 36 8 If we stopped distinguishing the sexes, who would notice what differentiates them? -Milarepa Why do we continue searching for the hidden sources of homosexuality, and devise guilty pathways for it, as if we necessarily had to wrench half of the world away from desire? Thought, by feeling mortal, has become the rival of nature, or has revolted against it.

Was it a ridiculous idea, a means to bury the claim to non-desire under its own absurdity? Can we even still believe in the usefulness of speaking about desire when those who speak continue to obey the prohibition of touch, as if speech and touch were absolutely separate domains? Sometimes this situation of non-desire, for example, between gays and lesbians, seems to result from a tenacious optical illusion that any theoretical discourse, starting with mine, only reinforces. Because virility is also this desire to define and verbalize relations in order to give them meaning and usefulness.

If certain groups continue to believe they are stronger than sexual institutions, if they continue to announce that and to be in fact stronger, they will tear those institutions apart in themselves. 36 8 If we stopped distinguishing the sexes, who would notice what differentiates them? -Milarepa Why do we continue searching for the hidden sources of homosexuality, and devise guilty pathways for it, as if we necessarily had to wrench half of the world away from desire? Thought, by feeling mortal, has become the rival of nature, or has revolted against it.

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