tisdag 20 december 2016


Maggie Nelson skriver:

Is there something inherently queer about pregnancy itself, insofar as it profoundly alters one's "normal" state, and occasions a radical intimacy with - and alienation from - one's body? How can an experience so profoundly strange and wild and transformative also symbolize or enact the ultimate conformity. Or is this just another disqualification of anything tied to closely to the female animal from the privileged term (in this case, nonconformity, or radicality)?

Varför ställs den frågan så sent i människans historia? Borde inte graviditeten tillhöra de mest välutforskade fenomenen (filosofiskt, fenomenologiskt, medicinskt, litterärt)?