Introduction

Jessica Cadwallader*, Samantha Murray

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Hearken unto me, fellow creatures. I who have dwelt in a form unmatched with my desire, I whose flesh has become an assemblage of incongruous anatomical parts, I who achieve the similitude of a natural body only through an unnatural process, I offer you this warning: the Nature you bedevil me with is a lie. Do not trust it to protect you from what I represent, for it is a fabrication that cloaks the groundlessness of the privilege you seek to maintain for yourself at my expense. You are as constructed as me; the same anarchic Womb has birthed us both. I call upon you to investigate your nature as I have been compelled to confront mine. I challenge you to risk abjection and flourish as well as have I. Heed my words, and you may well discover the seams and sutures in yourself. (Susan Stryker, "My Words to Victor Frankenstein Above the Village of Chamounix: Performing Transgender Rage").

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-261
Number of pages3
JournalSocial Semiotics
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

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