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Guralnik, O. (2020). #Me Too, I Was Interpellated. Psychoanal. Dial., 30(3):251-257.

(2020). Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 30(3):251-257

#Me Too, I Was Interpellated

Orna Guralnik, Ph.D.

The #MeToo movement aims to dislodge events that occur on the sex/gender/power line from the “obviousness” of malignant supremacist patriarchy. Perhaps “what happened?” is not so obvious after all. Yet how does one FIX the meaning of a sexual event, inherently pregnant with enigma? The author borrows from textual analysis – translation, afterlife, sur-vival - to better understand the unstable nature of meaning, as it slides between different ideological structures. A few short cases, each undoing its former, demonstrate the problematic nature of attempting to FIX “What Happened?”.

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