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I felt like I should read this, as it was a landmark piece of French feminism Unfortunately, it was awful in that essentialist, arch Freudian way that too much French thought of the time was OK, so she pointed out that a lot of Freud s concepts were idiotic and misogynistic as they were , but she still remained within that framework And then she pointed out that Marx neglected the role of domestic labor which he did , but doesn t do much productive analysis with that fact Oh, and as for he I felt like I should read this, as it was a landmark piece of French feminism Unfortunately, it was awful in that essentialist, arch Freudian way that too much French thought of the time was OK, so she pointed out that a lot of Freud s concepts were idiotic and misogynistic as they were , but she still remained within that framework And then she pointed out that Marx neglected the role of domestic labor which he did , but doesn t do much productive analysis with that fact Oh, and as for her claim that women are always turned on, and can be brought to climax with language because we re living in a porn flick, apparently , and men need heavy outside stimulation, I offer this riposte Irigaray s ecriture feminine would becompelling if it didn t hinge on heavily policed and essentialized notions of womanhood. Have you ever read a book that made you feel stupid And I don t mean in the wow, this is intellectually impressive way I mean in the you mean that I wasted my time getting two masters degrees when I could have just spouted off incoherent, inconsistent, and self contradictory nonsense and become a post modern celebrity way Kudos to Irigaray for gaming the system. This is an okay book on French post structuralist feminist thought Some of Irigaray s points are valid, but some just absurd I refuse to believe that because my labia are constantly in contact with my clitoris that I am then perpetually masturbating. I have so many problems with Irigaray, but I also think she is ridiculously brilliant and bold and creative in so many right ways and reading This Sex Which is Not One made me think about sex, discouse, the academy, feminism, andvery deeply Her prose alone is mystical, interesting, bizarre, and poetic Her willingness to take the misogyny of Freud, Lacan, and the rest of pscyhoanalysis to task is inspiring The main argument of many of her essays in this book is that Freud, Lacan, et al I have so many problems with Irigaray, but I also think she is ridiculously brilliant and bold and creative in so many right ways and reading This Sex Which is Not One made me think about sex, discouse, the academy, feminism, andvery deeply Her prose alone is mystical, interesting, bizarre, and poetic Her willingness to take the misogyny of Freud, Lacan, and the rest of pscyhoanalysis to task is inspiring The main argument of many of her essays in this book is that Freud, Lacan, et al cannot understand women and their sexuality because they can only view them through intense andro and phallocentrism She succeeds because she uses their own words against them again and again and she is also very adept at parody Cosi Fan Tutti However, my favorite essay in This Sex Which is Not One was Women on the Market which is her take on marriage, capitalism, and the falsehood of heterosexuality She contends that heterosexuality should actually be seen as hom m osexuality men use the bodies, notions, ideas, of women to connect with other men Fluid mechanics, Lacan as a hole women as commodity Singular masculine subjectivity as crap Long live hysteria Read it. Ground breaking by Luxe Irigaray , one of the founders of so called French feminism She purposes a concept of female sexuality and expression which is outside the phallocentric construction where female sexuality is defined as lack A difficult read and not enjoyable A Nevertheless it is an important feminist text which raises difficult issues. I won t venture whether Irigaray is brilliant or bat shit crazy, but I am well aware of the confluence of these two qualities among Freud s critics You have to be at least a bit crazy to take on the most influential mind of the 20th century and turn his language inside out And he deserves it But can Irigaray free the female imaginary by spending so much energy tethering it as a language of opposition and rehabilitation Isn t she just trading one objectify language for another Doesn t her di I won t venture whether Irigaray is brilliant or bat shit crazy, but I am well aware of the confluence of these two qualities among Freud s critics You have to be at least a bit crazy to take on the most influential mind of the 20th century and turn his language inside out And he deserves it But can Irigaray free the female imaginary by spending so much energy tethering it as a language of opposition and rehabilitation Isn t she just trading one objectify language for another Doesn t her diffuse interiority create a new fetish object At any rate, I wanted to get this historical theory in before reading Film and Female Consciousness Irigaray, Cinema and Thinking Women to see how it holds up in contemporary post structuralist discourse {DOWNLOAD EBOOK} ¹ This Sex Which Is Not One ⚣ In This Sex Which Is Not One, Luce Irigaray elaborates on some of the major themes of Speculum of the Other Woman, her landmark work on the status of woman in Western philosophical discourse and in psychoanalytic theory In eleven acute and widely ranging essays, Irigaray reconsiders the question of female sexuality in a variety of contexts that are relevant to current discussion of feminist theory and practice Among the topics she treats are the implications of the thought of Freud and Lacan for understanding womanhood and articulating feminine discourse classic views on the significance of the difference between male and female sex organs and the experience of erotic pleasure in men and women She also takes up explicitly the question of economic exploitation of women in an astute reading of Marx she shows that the subjection of woman has been institutionalized by her reduction to an object of economic exchange Throughout Irigaray seeks to dispute and displace male centered structures of language and thought through a challenging writing practice that takes a first step toward a woman s discourse, a discourse that would put an end to Western culture s enduring phallocentrism Makin direct and accessible the subversive challenge of Speculum of the Other Woman, this volume skillfully translated by Catherine Porter with Carolyn Burke will be essential reading for anyone seriously concerned with contemporary feminist issues The rejection, the exclusion of a female imaginary certainly puts woman in the position of experiencing herself only fragmentarily, in the little structured margins of a dominant ideology, as a waste or an excess, what is left of a mirror invested by the masculine subject to reflect himself For where pleasure is concerned, the master is not necessarily well served Thus to reverse the relation, especially in the economy of sexuality, does not seem a desirable objective I love this To The rejection, the exclusion of a female imaginary certainly puts woman in the position of experiencing herself only fragmentarily, in the little structured margins of a dominant ideology, as a waste or an excess, what is left of a mirror invested by the masculine subject to reflect himself For where pleasure is concerned, the master is not necessarily well served Thus to reverse the relation, especially in the economy of sexuality, does not seem a desirable objective I love this To reverse the order of things, even if it were possible, would lead history to repeat itself THe idea does not stop at increasing wages, or elevate their status to expand the range of what women are able to enjoyIrigaray demands that we dismantle the structure so we may open the ability to recognize her in her own language