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DragonRat 28-07-2007 06:15 AM

From the essay "Performative Acts and Gender Constitution" by Dr. Judith Butler
 
[Yes, I just took a sentence that she wrote, and made it into a poem, but see if it works for you. Tell me what you think.]

In fact, I would agree,
and argue that
it is
primarily political interests
which create
the social phenomena
of gender
itself,
and that without
a radical
critique of
gender
constitution
feminist
theory fails to take
stock of
the way in which
oppression structures the ontological
categories through which
gender is
conceived.

Leonie 28-07-2007 10:10 AM

Even though it is only one sentence, I think you were right to spot a certain poetical rhythm.

When I read it out loud, somehow it feels more natural to break line 10 and 11 up in a different way (and that without / a radical critique / of gender / consitution ... ). However, the way you have broken it up gives new meaning to those lines (and that without a radical, critique of gender ... ) and for that, I take my proverbial hat off to you.


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