Tags: foucault, lgbtq, media, sex/sexuality, Identity politics, queer theory, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: This clip presents sarcastic commentary from Bryan Safi about the Wall Street Journal's coverage of the nomination of Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Her sexuality has come under question and the Wall Street Journal ran a picture of Kagan playing softball, presumably to imply that Kagan is a lesbian. Safi makes the observation that the Wall Street Journal is talking around the issue and not directly addressing the issue. Safi's charge is that the Wall Street Journal is uncritically participating in the politics of sexual identity and failing to analyze the deeper question of why and how a lesbian identity is being used as a basis for political exclusion. This clip might be useful to instructors who are teaching Foucault's The History of Sexuality.
Submitted By: Lester Andrist
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