Monday, September 14, 2009
The Antichrist Glass Ceiling
We can't tell you how often we receive comments like this one:
The black and angry one is not the antichrist.
instead, it is President barack Obama.
Or this one:
The Rev. Jerry Falwell says the Antichrist is probably alive today and is a male Jew.
Everyone is sure convinced that the Antichrist couldn't possibly be a woman--but why not? We've already explained it once, but we'll explain it again; there is no reason that the Antichrist should have to be male. As Judith Butler writes, "There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender; ... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results" (Gender Trouble 25). We know who the Antichrist is--she is woman, hear her roar!
Posted by KT at 5:36 PM