Angela Carter

“To be the object of desire is to be defined in the passive case.
To exist in the passive case is to die in the passive case – that is, to be killed.
This is the moral of the fairy tale about the perfect woman.”


Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography
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The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography by Angela Carter
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