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1.0 out of 5 stars Oh Judi, Judi, Judi!, 20 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (Routledge Classics) (Paperback)
Gnosticism is a very old idea that a spirit is trapped inside a body imposed on it by an evil spirit; it is also a Christian Heresy. This, in modern clothing is the idea behind this book, a book written in sub-Foucault language and thus very difficult to understand (unlike her later writings) and doubtless to prevent one from noticing that it is all nonsense. My first sentence above makes clear what Ms Butler has taken nearly four hundred pages to explain. She wishes that there be some difference between ones sex (of which I assert that there are only two) and ones Gender (which seems to be myriad). Gender (as Judi understands it) is as much an invention as the Trinity, and thus the distinction is non-existent. Gender relates to language; sex to body, and thus I deprecate that even as recently as last week in completing a form for my bankers it was enquired of me what which gender I was (though they only gave me a miserable two choices); they meant sex! How, however, on-line can one object; for failing to complete the question would only have had my application rejected for incompleteness? This is the nonsense that we have come to in the 21st of Christian centuries.

When the next book burning takes place and I am asked to select a few of my volumes for the conflagration, this will be one of them. What Judi clearly needs (like so many more masculine-looking women before her) is a man to make her feel like a woman, and if I had five pounds for every woman I had met who claimed that she wanted nothing to do with men only to later assume - and usually putting out a fitness-test by asserting that she is a Lesbian - the very opposite position producing a family for her now adored husband, I would now be considerably better off. Lesbianism (a narcissistic failure of sexual control) is usually a woman's answer to safe sex!

Sadly this nonsense is what passes for intellect in Academia. Please, to save us from more of this drivel will some man make a play for Judi and sort this poor woman out. You know you want to; indeed were I living in America I might make (or have made) a play myself. I always love a challenge where totty is concerned.
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2014 01:32:53 GMT
Alex Tiley says:
Oh my god, did you really just call lesbianism "narcissistic failure of sexual control"? Are you actually serious?
I hope you were joking about book burning...

hmm, maybe you are just a troll. Thats what I think. Either that, or completely insane.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2014 23:41:15 GMT
Butler's paradigms are nothing to do with what you say- especially that beginning bit!
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