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Judith Butler Quotes

It’s my view that gender is culturally formed, but it’s also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.
Judith Butler
Freedom, Against, Violence

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.
Judith Butler
Said, Behind, Results

To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman.
Judith Butler
Woman, Means, Talk

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
Judith Butler
Original, Imitation, Gender

We act as if that being of a man or that being of a woman is actually an internal reality or something that is simply true about us, a fact about us, but actually it’s a phenomenon that is being produced all the time and reproduced all the time, so to say gender is performative is to say that nobody really is a gender from the start.
Judith Butler
Time, True, Woman

There is a new venue for theory, necessarily impure, where it emerges in and as the very event of cultural translation. This is not the displacement of theory by historicism, nor a simple historicization of theory that exposes the contingent limits of its more generalizable claims.
Judith Butler
Simple, Nor, Theory

I would say that I’m a feminist theorist before I’m a queer theorist or a gay and lesbian theorist.
Judith Butler
Gay, Lesbian, Feminist

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women’s safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality.
Judith Butler
Women, Equality, Poverty

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.
Judith Butler
Law, Known, Mistake

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.
Judith Butler
Together, Whatever, Point

You only trust those who are absolutely like yourself, those who have signed a pledge of allegiance to this particular identity.
Judith Butler
Trust, Yourself, Absolutely

I think that every sexual position is fundamentally comic.
Judith Butler
Position, Sexual, Comic

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

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.
Judith Butler
Work, Cannot, Seems

I don’t think we have to have a personal relation to a life lost to understand that something terrible has taken place, especially in the context of war.
Judith Butler
Life, War, Understand

Life has to be protected. It is precarious. I would even go so far as to say that precarious life is, in a way, a Jewish value for me.
Judith Butler
Life, Far, Value

When one set of Jews labels another set of Jews ‘anti-Semitic,’ they are trying to monopolize the right to speak in the name of the Jews. So the allegation of anti-Semitism is actually a cover for an intra-Jewish quarrel.
Judith Butler
Another, Trying, Actually

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