l'objet de la femme est à moi
"What appears to be deadly serious reveals itself as fraud, and what appears to be an empty gesture reveals itself as deadly serious.
the male subject confronted with this theatre expresses a dread that behind the many masks which fall away from each other like the layers of an onion there is nothing - no ultimate feminine secret.
insofar as there is nothing behind the masks, woman is wholly subordinated to the phallic function. But […] the exact opposite is true.
The presymbolic, eternally feminine is a retroactive, patriarchal fantasy. It is the exception which grounds the reign of the phallus.
the first gesture of true, radical feminism must be to renounce this myth, which from the very beginning served as the support of retroactive legitimization of the male rule."
Slavoj Zizek (via alterities)