King Kong Theory by Virginie Despentes

By Virginie Despentes

"King Kong idea is vital reading!"—Dorothy Allison

"King Kong idea brings to brain Solanas's SCUM Manifesto, Muscio's CUNT, and Plath's The Bell Jar—feminist eloquence with out restraint. you are going to love it."—Susie Bright

"Finally a person has performed it! The feminist flow wishes King Kong idea now greater than ever. A must-read for each intercourse employee, tranny, punk, queer, john, educational, pornographer—and for all these those who dislike them too."—Annie Sprinkle

With humor, rage, and confessional aspect, Virginie Despentes—in her personal phrases, "more King Kong than Kate Moss"—delivers a hugely charged account of women's lives this present day. She explodes universal attitudes approximately intercourse and gender, and indicates how glossy attractiveness myths are ripe for rebelling opposed to. utilizing her personal reviews of rape, prostitution, and dealing within the porn as a jumping-off aspect, she creates a brand new area for all those that can't or won't obey the rules.

Virginie Despentes is the author and co-director of Baise-Moi, the arguable rape-revenge novel that grew to become the root for a movie by way of an identical identify. Born in Paris, she now lives in Barcelona.

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King Kong Theory

"King Kong thought is vital examining! "—Dorothy Allison

"King Kong concept brings to brain Solanas's SCUM Manifesto, Muscio's CUNT, and Plath's The Bell Jar—feminist eloquence with out restraint. you will adore it. "—Susie Bright

"Finally a person has performed it! The feminist move wishes King Kong concept now greater than ever. A must-read for each intercourse employee, tranny, punk, queer, john, educational, pornographer—and for all these those who dislike them too. "—Annie Sprinkle

With humor, rage, and confessional element, Virginie Despentes—in her personal phrases, "more King Kong than Kate Moss"—delivers a hugely charged account of women's lives at the present time. She explodes universal attitudes approximately intercourse and gender, and indicates how glossy good looks myths are ripe for rebelling opposed to. utilizing her personal studies of rape, prostitution, and dealing within the porn as a jumping-off aspect, she creates a brand new area for all those that can't or won't obey the rules.

Virginie Despentes is the author and co-director of Baise-Moi, the arguable rape-revenge novel that turned the foundation for a movie via an identical identify. Born in Paris, she now lives in Barcelona.

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But in distancing himself from woman, the generous, creative man still incurs a debt to her. In the definition of active self-evaluation just given, Nietzsche implies an original distance between self and other. Yet as I have argued, he also acknowledges that even in creative self-fabrication the “pathos of distance” involved is located at “the origin of language itself as an expression of power” where the “noble” spirit names itself, gives itself identity and value “in contradistinction to all the low, low-minded, common, and plebian” (1969, 26).

As determining values, establishing and exchanging equivalences is the most fundamental social arrangement, it is not just a question of commodity exchange. A precondition to such exchange of gifts and commodities is evaluation of one’s own body in relation to another, a process of evaluation that is constitutive of one’s place in the world. While Nietzsche sometimes speaks as if there is an original difference between debtor and creditor, the self only becomes different, a distinct entity, by distancing itself from others.

1967, 403) What Nietzsche exposes in his genealogy of justice and the creditor/ debtor relation is that justice, giving with expectation of equivalent return and hence the exchange of equivalences, already assumes sameness. And second, insofar as the parties involved are only at best approximately the same, then evaluation involves some subtraction from the other to the benefit of the self. Social exchange does not begin with a contract between independent individuals (1969, 86). It is always a matter of will to power as self-constitution, and insofar as this exchange is “successful” or “just,” it assumes and promotes sameness.

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