“Judith Butler is, of course, aware how ..any ‘actual’ sexual relationship is always tainted by failure; however, she interprets this failure as the failure of the contingent historical reality of sexual life fully to actualize the symbolic norm.” – Consequently, she can claim that, for Lacanians, ‘sexual difference has a transcendental status even when sexed bodies emerge that do not fit squarely within ideal gender dimor­phism’. ..Far from serving as an implicit sym­bolic norm that reality can never reach, sexual difference as real/impossible me ans precisely that there is no such norm: sexual diference is that ‘rock of impossibility’ on which every ‘formalization’ of sexual difference founders. SLAVOJ ZIZEK – Holding the place http://ift.tt/1MMhWD8

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