30 messages and quotes by Judith Butler to honor this great feminist philosopher

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Post-structureist movement philosopher, this American is considered one of the most important theorists of feminism today. In addition, Judith also defends Queer theory, postulating that gender identity and orientation are not innate, but a social construct. We have selected Judith Butler’s best messages and quotes for you to know this brilliant contemporary thinker. Come check it out!

Judith Butler messages and quotes that will make you rethink feminism and gender equality

Whatever the freedom we fight, it must be a freedom based on equality.

Gender is not to cultivate what sex is for nature; Gender is also the discursive / cultural environment through which sexual nature or a natural sex is formed and established as pre-discursive, before culture, a politically neutral surface in which culture acts.

The category of sex is neither invariable nor natural, but especially a political use of the category of nature that obeys the purposes of reproductive sexuality.

Categories tell us more about the need to categorize bodies than about their own bodies.

I think the public mourning gives value to lives. Allows a kind of increasing awareness of the precariousness of these lives and the need to protect them.

Social movements should unite people’s creative and affirmative energies, not just reiterate damage and produce an identity as subjects of damage.

Journalism is a place of political struggle… inevitably.

I am much more open about gender categories and my feminism has been about women’s security against violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality.

We lost ourselves in what we read, to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.

Possibility is not a luxury; It is as crucial as bread.

In a way, every war is a war over the senses. Without changing the senses, no state could make war.

Undoubtedly, I do not deny that there are extreme, persistent and evil forms of victimization, but adopting this perspective in a social movement is counterproductive.

Intellectual work is a way to connect with people, to be part of a conversation in progress.

Let’s face it. We are undone for each other. And if we are not, we are losing something.

After all, the justification for the fight is in the sensory field, sound and image are used to recruit us for a reality and make us participate in it.

I was always a feminist. I oppose discrimination against women, all forms of gender inequality, but also means that I demand a policy that takes into account the restrictions imposed by gender on human development.

If the unchanging character of sex is contested, perhaps this construction called ‘sex’ is as culturally constructed as gender.

If Lacan recognizes that women’s homosexuality comes from disappointed heterosexuality, would not be equally evident to the observer that heterosexuality comes from disappointed homosexuality?

Intersex activists work to correct the wrong assumption that each body houses an “innate truth” about their sex.

The critique of gender norms must be placed in the context of lives as they are lived and should be guided by the question of: what maximizes the possibilities of a habitable life, which minimizes the possibility of an unbearable life or even death .

Love is not a state, a feeling, a disposition, but an exchange, unequal, loaded with history, ghosts, more or less readable yearnings for those who try to see themselves with their own defective vision.

I also do not believe that literature can teach us to live, but people who have doubts about how to live tend to resort to literature.

Sometimes a normative gender conception can undo, undermining the ability to continue living a tolerable life

The structure of beliefs is so strong that it allows some types of violence to be justified or even considered violence. So we see that there is no talk of murders, but of casualties, and that war is not mentioned, but the struggle for freedom.

Position and desire differences mark the limits of universality as an ethical reflection.

Maybe the promise of phallus is always unsatisfactory in some way.

For me, philosophy is a way of writing.

Undoubtedly, marriage and same -sex family alliances should be available options.

There is a good way to categorize bodies? What do categories tell us? The categories tell us more about the need to categorize bodies than about their own bodies.

I think the theoretical reflection is part of all good policy.

Judith certainly addresses very important topics to make us aware. And if you want to see more thinkers like her, also check out these amazing Simone de Beauvoir.

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