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PLEASURE AND POWER Rebecca Goldstein The Mind-Body Problem Wendy Chapkis Beauty Secrets 1. There is something impossibly earnest about the demand that we feel sexual attraction only in a non-objectified, ungendered fashion. It may in fact be impossible not to objectify an attractive stranger. Until one learns enough to fill in the blanks, the attraction can't help but be built on the image s/he chooses to project and the fantasy which the observer creates. ( Wendy Chapkis ) 2. Sartre says the object of sexual desire is a "double reciprocal incarnation", most typically expressed by the caress: "I make myself flesh in order to impel the Other to realize for herself and for me her own flesh. My caress causes my flesh to be born for me insofar as it is for the Other flesh causing her to be born as flesh ." But it seems to me that even deeper than Sartre's object lies another: a double reciprocal mattering, the most typical expression of which is the gaze. In gazing with desire on the Other I reveal how he, in my desire, takes me over, permeates
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2009 for the course COMM 387 taught by Professor Sutjhally during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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