Abortion is part of being a mother and of caring for children, because part of caring for children is knowing when it’s not a good idea to bring them into the world.
There’s nothing wrong with being a cop. There’s nothing wrong with being a white person. It’s about where your heart is… We’ve got to get everyone beyond the xenophobic isolationism.
Rare is the human being, immature or mature, who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
We act as if that being of a man or that being of a woman is actually an internal reality or something that is simply true about us, a fact about us, but actually it’s a phenomenon that is being produced all the time and reproduced all the time, so to say gender is performative is to say that nobody really is a gender from the start.
Modernity is the transitory, the fugitive, the contingent, which make up one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immutable. This transitory fugitive element, which is constantly changing, must not be despised or neglected.
I don’t think there is necessarily a contradiction between being a hegemonic power on the one hand and functioning multilaterally on the other.
I’ve always loved scuba diving and the cell-tickling feel of being underwater, though it poses unique frustrations. Alone, but with others, you may share the same sights and feelings, but you can’t communicate well.