I’m sitting in the library at York doing some reading for class and doing some other misc surfing and reading and a few things have stuck out completely randomly and I’m not sure why.
The other side of hatred is understanding. It is harder to hate anything that you understand.
The body is given through language but it is not, for the reason, reducible to language. The language through which the body emerges helps to form and establish that body in its knowability, but the language that forms the body does not fully exclusively form it.
-Judith Butler, How Can I deny, 257-