“Sexual practices and roles, which are naturally attributed to the male and female genders, are an arbitrary set of rules etched in people’s bodies which ensure the material exploitation of one sex over the other. Sexual difference is a hetero-partition of the body in which symmetry is not possible. The process of the creation of sexual difference is a technological reduction operation which consists in extracting certain parts of the complete body and isolating them, thus transforming them into objects bearing sexual significance. Men and women are metonymical constructions of the heterosexual production and reproduction system which authorises the subjection of women as a labour pool for sexual work and as a means of reproduction. This exploitation is structural […] and oblige the erotic surface area to be reduced to the reproductive sexual organs […].
This sex-gender system is a method of writing. The body is a socially constructed text, an organic archive of the history of humanity as the history of production-reproduction […].”
* Beatriz Preciado, Manifiesto contra-sexual, Madrid, Opera Prima, 2002.
Thanks to Edurne Pita for her collaboration
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