Yvette Russell

Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol.
Language: Notes on the Thought of Luce Irigaray

Language: Notes on the Thought of Luce Irigaray

Luce Irigaray’s critique of masculine language systems follows logically from her broader critique of history and culture first elaborated 40 years ago in Speculum.Luce Irigaray, Speculum of the Other Woman, Gillian C. Gill (tr), (Cornell University Press...

Equality: Notes on the Thought of Luce Irigaray

Equality is a concept that has concerned Luce Irigaray, in various guises, throughout her work. In this post I will discuss both her critique of liberal mobilisations of equality, and her rethinking of equality through sexual difference. Irigaray’s work is often...

Suárez and Rouse: Masculinity, Sport and Rape Apologies

As Luis Suárez joined Johan le Roux and Mike Tyson in the annals of sports-biting history this week, across the water in Northern Ireland Alvin Rouse continues to play in goal for Ballinamallard United Football Club, despite facing three counts of rape, two of sexual...