Identity

"In the moment that I realize that the terms by which I confer recognition are not mine alone, that I did not singlehandedly make them, that I am, as it were, dispossessed by the language that I offer. In a sense, I submit to a norm of recognition when I offer recognition to you, so that I am both subjected to that norm and the agency of its use." -Judith Butler, Giving an Account of Oneself. 

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