Jenny Holzer’s famous truism “Protect me from what I want” renders in a very precise way the fundamental ambiguity of the hysterical position. It can either be read as an ironic reference to the standard male chauvinist wisdom that a woman, when left to herself, gets caught in the self-destructive fury, so that she must be protected from herself by the benevolent male domination: “Protect me from the excessive self-destructive desire in me that I myself am not able to dominate.” Or it can be read in a more radical way, as pointing towards the fact that in today’s patriarchal society, woman’s desire is radically alienated, that she desires what men expect her to desire, that she desires to be desired by men. In this case, “Protect me from what I want” means “What I want, precisely when I seem to formulate my authentic innermost longing, is already imposed on me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so the first condition of my liberation is that I break up the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way.”Slavoj Žižek, How To Read Lacan (via aminaabramovic)
Kim celebrates her 27th birthday at Les Deux, October 2007
I just realized my it’s my half sister’s birthday because my stepmom posted about it on Facebook.. I am the worst sister
I see this professor doesn’t abide by the laws of grammar
What You Crave vs What You Need
- Chocolate: Raw nuts/seeds.
- Oily/Fatty Snacks: Kale, leafy greens.
- Soda/Carbonated Drinks: Actual, literal bubbles.
- Chips/Salty Food: Topsoil.
- Cookies: Freudian psychology.
- Sweet Tea: A strong Southern gentleman to take care of you.
- Pasta/Carbs: Pasta/Carbs.
- Ice: The sweet release of death.
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.Lao Tzu. (via quotedojo)
ANTIGONE : My nails are broken, my fingers are bleeding, my arms are covered with the welts left by the paws of your guards - but I am a queen!Sophocles, Antigone (via elucipher)
DAZED AUTUMN/WINTER 2014