By Judith Butler

The distinguished writer of Gender difficulty the following redefines Antigone's legacy, improving her progressive importance and freeing it for a revolutionary feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has lengthy been a feminist icon of defiance. yet what has remained uncertain is whether or not she escapes from the sorts of energy that she opposes, because the kind of defiance she exemplifies additionally results in her dying. Butler argues that Antigone represents a kind of feminist and sexual business enterprise that's fraught with danger. additionally, Antigone indicates how a tradition of normative heterosexuality obstructs our means to work out what sexual freedom and political supplier can be.

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