November 1, 2013
"The body is … a continual and incessant materializing of possibilities. One is not simply a body, but in some very key sense, one does one’s body, and, indeed, one does one’s body differently from one’s contemporaries and from one’s embodied predecessors and successors as well."

— Judith Butler, “Performative Acts and Gender Constitution”

May 23, 2012

"Outside of our local groups or identity-based communities, we are figuring out what is our obligation to the stranger. Our commonality, whether it is anti-racism or radical democratic ideals, insists that we have obligations to one another that are not based on shared language or religion or even beliefs about humanity. Views do not have to be the same to sense that something is profoundly unjust and have strong ties of solidarity."

From “Solidarity in the Streets: An Interview with Judith Butler” at rabble.ca - click through to read the entire interview

"Outside of our local groups or identity-based communities, we are figuring out what is our obligation to the stranger. Our commonality, whether it is anti-racism or radical democratic ideals, insists that we have obligations to one another that are not based on shared language or religion or even beliefs about humanity. Views do not have to be the same to sense that something is profoundly unjust and have strong ties of solidarity."

From “Solidarity in the Streets: An Interview with Judith Butler” at rabble.ca - click through to read the entire interview

October 28, 2011

Judith Butler at Occupy Wall Street on October 23rd, 2011

August 20, 2011

August 20, 2011
"Oppressive language is not a substitute for the experience of violence. It enacts its own kind of violence. Language remains alive when it refuses to “encapsulate” or “capture” the events and lives it describes. But when it seeks to effect that capture, language not only loses its vitality, but acquires its own violent force…"

— Judith Butler, Excitable Speech (via negations)

(Source: insideoutfox)

August 15, 2011

curlesque:

“Your Behavior Creates Your Gender”

7:31pm
  
Filed under: Judith Butler 
August 8, 2011
mephistopholus:

painting by Mephistopholus -J. Butler

mephistopholus:

painting by Mephistopholus -J. Butler

August 8, 2011
"Although we struggle for rights over our own bodies, the very bodies for which we struggle are not quite ever only our own. The body has its invariably public dimension; constituted as a social phenomenon in the public sphere, my body is and is not mine. Given over from the start to the world of others, bearing their imprint, formed within the crucible of social life, the body is only later, and with some uncertainty, that to which I lay claim as my own."

— Judith Butler, Undoing Gender (via mylifeasafeminista)

July 30, 2011
whosatthedoormontage:

It’s Judith Butler!

whosatthedoormontage:

It’s Judith Butler!

December 26, 2010
"Judy! is a Judith Butler fanzine from 1992. The existence of a Judith  	Butler fanzine alone is enough to crack up anyone involved in women’s  	studies and zines. Dr. Butler’s response to the zine, made by a college  	undergrad, is documented in the zine and in Lingua Franca. There are  	also quizzes, letters, photos  	and paper dolls.” (Barnard Zine Library)

"Judy! is a Judith Butler fanzine from 1992. The existence of a Judith Butler fanzine alone is enough to crack up anyone involved in women’s studies and zines. Dr. Butler’s response to the zine, made by a college undergrad, is documented in the zine and in Lingua Franca. There are also quizzes, letters, photos and paper dolls.” (Barnard Zine Library)