- Me: *browsing bags, trying one on*
- Mom: Don’t wear it like that, you look gay (puto).
- Mom: … ah, er, sorry.
- I love these awkward moments when people realize what their speech habits are actually doing.
I read once that the neoliberal subject was a bullimic subject, and it does make some sense.
First, in a binge compulsion, we are urged to consume ever-increasing amounts of an unhealthy lifestyle (junk food, undifferentiated sex, mind-numbing media, valueless prodicts).
Then, in a purge compulsion, we are urged to repent for our untenable lives and police ourselves (doing fitness, fashioning our personalities, building our CVs).
Usually, it’s the same people who go through both stages, binging first, purging later. As you’d expect from a situation emulating bulimia, the mental damage is not hard to see in the subjects embodying these problematics of our sociopolitical arrangement.
Everyone around been getting all fitness-concerned lately. (What’s up with the sharp rise though??)
And I be like mmnothx, I don’t do fitness, bai.