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Judith Butler Quotes


An American post-structuralist philosopher, who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy, and ethics.
(1956 - )

I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic.
 

I would say that I'm a feminist theorist before I'm a queer theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist.
 

It seems, though, that historically we have now reached a position in which Jews cannot legitimately be understood always and only as presumptive victims.
 

Race and class are rendered distinct analytically only to produce the realization that the analysis of the one cannot proceed without the other. A different dynamic it seems to me is at work in the critique of new sexuality studies.
 

Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
 

The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities.
 

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results.
 

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.