Monday, January 24, 2005

seduction

food for thought:
What does the women's movement oppose to the phallocratic structure? Autonomy, difference, a specificity of desire and pleasure, a different relation to the female body, a speech, a writing - but never seduction. They are ashamed of seduction, as implying an artificial presentation of the body, or a life of vassalage and prostitution. They do not understand that seduction represents mastery over the symbolic universe, while power represents only mastery of the real universe. The sovereignty of seduction is incommensurable with the possession of political or sexual power. - from Seduction by Jean Baudrillard
interesting...

[edit] the proof of the power of seduction?
http://washingtonienne.blogspot.com

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