Monday, February 6, 2012

masculine subject- object narcissist pt. 2

In a previous post on perversion I wrote

With the object narcissist I believe we have the position of penis envy par excellance in the radical feminist. The radical feminist denies the difference between the narcissistic and masochistic positions and denies the difference between the generations by having a radical political agenda which doesn't seek to speak to the generational differences and becomes more of an aesthetic object for English students than an actual political force.

I was unhappy with this formulation and turned to Valerie Solanas' SCUM Manifesto to become more exact.

From the last post we have two movements the first is the object narcissist's genitalization of her entire body so that she is the cause of desire in the subject narcissist. The next step, the perverse one, is that she genitalizes (or displaces upward from below) her face so that the beauty of her face is the cause of desire in herself and thereby negates the male.

Taken as a full out sexual perversion this is a true case of narcissism in which the object narcissist would, as clinical data shows, masturbate with a mirror at their own image.

As a social perversion we see in Solanas' work that men aren't just turned into the weaker sex but should be eliminated altogether.

In addition the differences between the generations are wiped out in a society run by women in which there are no leaders:

"There's no reason why a society consisting of rational beings capable of empathizing with each other, complete and having no natural reason to compete, should have a government, laws, or leaders"

Interestingly, there is no reference to the male genitals but rather the "stupid, sickening face" of males.

Although Solanas proposes that men be killed or use surgeries and medicine to become women, if possible, she also has an interesting third alternative she brings up.

"It will be electronically possible for him to tune into any specific female he wants to and follow in detail her every movement. The females will kindly, obligingly consent to this, as it won't hurt them in the slightest and it is a marvelously kind and human way to treat their unfortunate, handicapped fellow beings"

Even though she has taken away the generational authority of the father we see that the father imago can't be eradicated since it is a building block of the mind. It must return and with the narcissist it returns in paranoia.

I'm writing a paper on this for a conference on perversion and I'll probably post it here in the future.

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