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The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault

"But there may be another reason that makes it so gratifying for us to define the relationship between sex and power in terms of repression: something that one might call the speaker's benefit. If sex is repressed, that is, condemned to prohibition, nonexistence, and silence, then the mere fact that one is speaking about it has the appearance of a deliberate transgression. A person who holds forth in such language places himself to a certain extent outside the reach of power; he upsets established law; he somehow anticipates the coming freedom... we are conscious of defying established power, our tone of voice shows that we know we are being subersive, and we ardently conjure away the present and appeal to the future, whose day will be hastened by the contribution we believe we are making." - Michel Foucault. The History of Sexuality.

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