hoje eu quase vomitei depois de ler, em pleno 8 de março, um artigo do bisbo da opus dei
na página "tendências de debates" do jornal Folha de S.Paulo, onde o sujeito advoga que "o homem tem o direito de se desenvolver como homem, e a mulher, como mulher - sem dar espaço a mimetismos que produzem crises de identidade, complexos psicológicos e problemas sociais de grande transcendência"
. Bleargh!!! E o artigo anida se intitula "O mundo precisa do gênio feminino". Só restou a mim, depois da leitura indigesta, banhar-me mais uma vez nas libertadoras palavras de Donna Haraway. Como não tenho capacidade para traduzir seu texto com a exatidão e a sensibilidade necessárias, transcrevo aqui um trecho do "Cyborg Manifesto" no originial, em inglês O texto integral pode ser encontrado neste link
. Adoro a maneira como ela termina o Manifesto, dizendo que prefere ser um ciborgue a ser uma deusa. Eu também.
trecho do "Cyborg Manifesto", de Donna Haraway"Contemporary science fiction is full of cyborgs - creatures simultaneously animal and machine, who populate worlds ambiguously natural and crafted. Modern medicine is also full of cyborgs, of couplings between organism and machine, each conceived as coded devices, in an intimacy and with a power that was not generated in the history of sexuality. Cyborg 'sex' restores some of the lovely replicative baroque of ferns and invertebrates (such nice organic prophylactics against heterosexism). Cyborg replication is uncoupled from organic reproduction. Modern production seems like a dream of cyborg colonization work, a dream that makes the nightmare of Taylorism seem idyllic. And modern war is a cyborg orgy, coded by C3I, command-control-communication-intelligence, an $84 billion item in 1984'sUS defence budget. I am making an argument for the cyborg as a fiction mapping our social and bodily reality and as an imaginative resource suggesting some very fruitful couplings. Michael Foucault's biopolitics is a flaccid premonition of cyborg politics, a very open field.By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. Ths cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics. The cyborg is a condensed image of both imagination and material reality, the two joined centres structuring any possibility of historical transformation. In the traditions of 'Western' science and politics--the tradition of racist, male-dominant capitalism; the tradition of progress; the tradition of the appropriation of nature as resource for the productions of culture; the tradition of reproduction of the self from the reflections of the other - the relation between organism and machine has been a border war. The stakes in the border war have been the territories of production, reproduction, and imagination. This chapter is an argument for pleasure in the confusion of boundaries and for responsibility in their construction. It is also an effort to contribute to socialist-feminist culture and theory in a postmodernist, non-naturalist mode and in the utopian tradition of imagining a world without gender, which is perhaps a world without genesis, but maybe also a world without end. The cyborg incarnation is outside salvation history." © Donna Haraway