It is rebellion or tears.
Share The Sexual Is Political Segregated toilet doors are today at the center of a big legal and ideological struggle. Tim Cook can easily forget about hundreds of thousands of Foxconn workers in China assembling Apple products in slave conditions; he made his big gesture of solidarity with the underprivileged, demanding the abolition of gender segregation… As is often the case, big business stands proudly united with politically correct theory.
The vision of social relations that sustains transgenderism is the so-called postgenderism: Their proposal not only concerns scientific possibility, but is also ethically grounded. The premise of postgenderism is that the social, emotional and cognitive consequences of fixed gender roles are an obstacle to full human emancipation.
A society in which reproduction through sex is eliminated or in which other versions will be possible: It will eliminate the crucial distinction that sustains all subsequent social hierarchies and exploitations.
One can argue that postgenderism is the truth of transgenderism. The universal fluidification of sexual identities unavoidably reaches its apogee in the cancellation of sex as such.
Lordon contrasts this hidden belonging of self-proclaimed rootless universalists with the nightmarish reality of refugees and illegal immigrants who, deprived of basic rights, desperately search for some kind of belonging like a new citizenship. Lordon is quite right here: Furthermore, we encounter here the old paradox: This is how the politically correct landscape is structured.
People far from the Western world are allowed to fully assert their particular ethnic identity without being proclaimed essentialist racist identitarians native Americans, blacks….
The closer one gets to the notorious white heterosexual males, the more problematic this assertion is: Asians are still OK; Italians and Irish — maybe; with Germans and Scandinavians it is already problematic… However, such a prohibition on asserting the particular identity of white men as the model of oppression of othersalthough it presents itself as the admission of their guilt, nonetheless confers on them a central position.
The imbalance weighs also in the opposite direction: And a similar tension is present in transgenderism. Do they also not often find it difficult to recognize themselves in prescribed sexual identities? What justifies the limitation to the binary form of marriage?
Why not even a marriage with animals? After all we already know about the finesse of animal emotions. Insofar as the other great antagonism is that of classes, could we not also imagine a homologous critical rejection of the class binary?
This deadlock of classification is clearly discernible in the need to expand the formula: This, however, raises the question: Consequently, there is only one solution to this deadlock, the one we find in another field of disposing waste, that of trash bins.
Public trash bins are more and more differentiated today. There are special bins for paper, glass, metal cans, cardboard package, plastic, etc. Here already, things sometimes get complicated.
If I have to dispose of a paper bag or a notebook with a tiny plastic band, where does it belong? To paper or to plastic? No wonder that we often get detailed instruction on the bins, right beneath the general designation: In such cases, proper waste disposal would have taken up to half an hour or more of detailed reading and tough decisions.
To make things easier, we then get a supplementary trash bin for GENERAL WASTE where we throw everything that did not meet the specific criteria of other bins, as if, once again, apart from paper trash, plastic trash, and so on, there is trash as such, universal trash.
Should we not do the same with toilets? Is this not the only way to inscribe into an order of symbolic differences its constitutive antagonism? This third element does not stand for what is excluded from the domain of difference; it stands, instead, for the real of difference as such.
The multiplicity of gender positions male, female, gay, lesbian, bigender, transgender… circulates around an antagonism that forever eludes it.
Gays are male, lesbians female; transsexuals enforce a passage from one to another; cross-dressing combines the two; bigender floats between the two… Whichever way we turn, the two lurks beneath.
This brings us back to what one could call the primal scene of anxiety that defines transgenderism. Which man has not caught himself in momentary doubt:The answer must be someone, not just something.
For the problem (suffering) is about someone (God—why does he why doesn't he ?) rather than just something. To question God's goodness is not just an intellectual experiment. It is rebellion or tears. It is a little child with tears in its eyes. The Nationalist's Delusion. Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.
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God, Sexuality and the Self is a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to re-conceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God and - through the lens of prayer practice - to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity.
Rom (Wey) For God's anger is being revealed from Heaven against all impiety and against the iniquity of men who through iniquity suppress the truth. The missionary position is a sexual position for pregnancy.
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