"Jenny Holzer’s famous truism “Protect me from what I want” renders in a very precise way the fundamental ambiguity of the hysterical position. It can either be read as an ironic reference to the standard male chauvinist wisdom that a woman, when left to herself, gets caught in the self-destructive fury, so that she must be protected from herself by the benevolent male domination: “Protect me from the excessive self-destructive desire in me that I myself am not able to dominate.” Or it can be read in a more radical way, as pointing towards the fact that in today’s patriarchal society, woman’s desire is radically alienated, that she desires what men expect her to desire, that she desires to be desired by men. In this case, “Protect me from what I want” means “What I want, precisely when I seem to formulate my authentic innermost longing, is already imposed on me by the patriarchal order that tells me what to desire, so the first condition of my liberation is that I break up the vicious cycle of my alienated desire and learn to formulate my desire in an autonomous way.”"

Slavoj Žižek, How To Read Lacan (via not-nai)

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buns-theladybot:

On a road to nowhere. #pointlessnightdrives

buns-theladybot:

On a road to nowhere. #pointlessnightdrives

by buns-theladybot

by forresthouse

wildguess:

sad? go buy a basil plant. you will still be sad but you’ll be able to make pesto in a couple months

by wildguess

by vooberlin

starscream-and-hutch:

Every time I look at it, I just think to myself: “What can’t that Centaur woman do? Besides ride an escalator and drive a car.”

starscream-and-hutch:

Every time I look at it, I just think to myself: “What can’t that Centaur woman do? Besides ride an escalator and drive a car.”

by starscream-and-hutch

by vooberlin

The other day my boyfriend said my outfit was giving him ‘Rachel in the first few series of Friends’ vibes and tbh that’s probably the nicest thing ever.

kmbrlylng:

Eiko Cabiniet - Anthropologie 

kmbrlylng:

Eiko Cabiniet - Anthropologie 

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