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"Because of the potentially very subversive character of the feminist movement…it’s not very surprising that by the late 1970s, we have witnessed a massive institutional intervention into feminist politics; very much aimed at domesticating the feminist movement, neutralizing its subversive potential, but also channeling it into a support for the neoliberal agenda; basically make it into a force that would actually give support to the developing neoliberal agenda."

Silvia Federici, lecture, “Gender and the Neoliberal Agenda”


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"Greek myths mention several Islands of Women, where Amazons lived without men, only consorting with neighboring colonies of males at certain seasons when they wanted to conceive their children. Taurus, Lemnos, and Lesbos were said to be such all-female societies. The Greeks apparently feared them. They said the women of Taurus sacrificed to their Goddess all men who landed on their shores; and the women of Lemnos had risen up against their husband and murdered all of them at once. The Greek writers seemed to have not doubt that women could destroy whole populations of adult males, and there was no effective defense against them."
The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, Barbara G. Walker (p. 26)
"Dadaism sought to abolish art without realising it, and surrealism sought to realise art without abolishing it. The critical position since worked out by the Situationists demonstrates that the abolition and the realisation of art are inseparable aspects of a single transcendence of art."
Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle.  (via 1109-83)
"[Ideas] are related to each other in so far as each one is also a star; yet a star that hangs like a sun in any particular heaven becomes thereby incomparable, the horizon of a whole world and the only true reality or referent, as Derrida once put it. Within that hegemony, only the one unique sun is conceivable and cannot be thought together in the same breath as the glittering swarm knowledge vainly identifies as other suns. Concepts are those distant stars whose juxtaposition can be grasped in the figure of the constellation; Ideas, meanwhile, although multiple and equally discontinuous, offer no analogous standpoint beyond them from which to grasp their star-like coexistence: which is to say, returning to the question from which we began, that they cannot be yoked together in the form of philosophical system, and that the philosophical exposure to any single Idea blots the others out with its light."

Fredric Jameson, Late Marxism

On the distinction between the concept and the idea in Benjamin

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