Zoe Dewitt: On 'The Sexual is Political' (lecture performance)

This lecture performance is a reply to Slavoj Žižek’s essay ‘The Sexual is Political’ (2016), in which the Slovenian philosopher expresses a clear anti-transgender attitude, connecting so-called ‘transgenderism’ with capitalist political forces and a misunderstanding of basic human sexual antagonism. I will show in my text, both from a personal and philosophical point of view, where Žižek basically fails and expresses a severe lack of knowledge regarding this subject. As such the lecture is also a fundamental criticism of Jacques Lacan’s heteronormative logic of the sexes.