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"One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 1)

"Strictly speaking, 'women' cannot be said to exist." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 1)

"Woman does not have a sex." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 1)

"The deployment of sexuality ... established this notion of sex." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 1)

"The category of sex is the political category that founds society as heterosexual." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 1)

"Gender is a complexity whose totality is permanently deferred, never fully what it is at any given juncture in time." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 16)

"The straight mind continues to affirm that incest, and not homosexuality represents its major interdiction. Thus, when thought by the straight mind, homosexuality is nothing but heterosexuality." (Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, 35)

"But how does a woman 'appear' to be the Phallus, the lack that embodies...

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