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Females (Verso Pamphlets) by Andrea Long Chu

Females (Verso Pamphlets) (edition 2019)

by Andrea Long Chu (Author)

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Title:Females (Verso Pamphlets)
Authors:Andrea Long Chu (Author)
Info:Verso Books (2019), 112 pages
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Females: A Concern by Andrea Long Chu



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hmm not sure how i feel abt this one exactly. another work in a long line of (lesbian)feminism's greatest clowns...commitments to a bit (to borrow from chu) that run wild think jill johnston, dworkin, wittig, SOLANAS herself, though she really did put her money where her mouth was bless her heart. we love them because they r so invested in arguing their sometimes bad points til they're outta breath & paper. but they're good writers & we r along for the ride. id almost be offended but im not a female im the bullet lodged in andy warhol's liver. keep on keepin on~
  freakorlando | May 14, 2020 |
  theodoram | Apr 7, 2020 |
ugh. this book

andrea long chu understands the taoist concept "yin" w amazing insight and erudition. the problem is that she, without self-awareness or irony, does not realize the existence of "yang"

there is neither a sustained argument against the existence of yang, nor a paradoxical rejection of it. instead, a lacuna in the text accrues an irritating mix of incoherent nonsense and embarrassing projection

there r some bits of good analysis here and there, like her interpretation of reddit red-pill/incel guides vis-a-vis the SCUM manifesto, her commentary on the feminisms of Catherine MacKinnon and Janice Raymond, her examination of the historical construction of scientific "sex", and discussion of yoko ono's famed "cut piece"

i need not detail chu's embarassing projections and self-exposures, which distract more than they reveal (or rather, they reveal little abt the argument, and reveal quite a lot abt the author)

theres a lot thats bad abt this book, but ill finish by listing her intellectually dangerous and harmful gestures; namely that she (counter)subversively validates the claims of various transphobic, sexist, bigoted institutions, eg: the DSM's listing of "gender dysphoria", bailey/blanchard's theory of autogynephilia, sexist commentary on jamie loftus, liberal-feminist denigration of kink generally, liberal-legalist denigration of independent sex workers specifically, etc ( )
  alexanme | Jan 6, 2020 |
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