From: William Dolphin <dolphin@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 9 May 1996 15:38:03 -0700 (PDT)
> start thinking of thier efforts as political, rather than as an attempt
> to expalin sex as a matter of scientific fact. I do acknowledge that if
> one finds thier physical explanation of sex totally unbeleivable, then
> thier political projects appear to exist without an adequate foundation in
> reality. Such is the realm of politics.
I am puzzled. If this is so then such work as Butler & Foucault's is
polemics, and if it is polemical why do people mistake it for
scholarship? Are you suggesting that F used the discourse of philosophy
as a cloak to conceal what was no more than a desire to make political
space for his own sexuality? You find no insight, no linkage to extant
practices or experience, only the application of rhetorical force?