Extreme Sexuality 2
‘In fact,’ said Mustapha Mond, ‘you’re claiming the right to be unhappy. Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer, the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.’ There was a long silence.
‘I claim them all,’ said the Savage at last.” (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)
“’Did you eat something that didn’t agree with you?’ asked Bernard.
The Savage nodded. ‘I ate civilization.’
‘It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then,’ he added, in a lower tone, ‘I ate my own wickedness.’” (Aldous Huxley, Brave New World)
Anti-pleasure and the Negative Sex
The principle of repression-liberation that works to energize, reveal and politically/socially engage various identities is fundamentally productive. In fact, that the world is seen in terms of repression-liberation at all is itself a consequence of the productive gaze – that is, a gaze which seeks to Continue reading