Working the Materiality

How we speak and think and act.

Consciousness of oppression is not only a reaction to (fight against) oppression. It is also the whole conceptual reevaluation of the social world, its whole reorganization with new concepts, from the point of view of oppression. It is what I would call the science of oppression created by the oppressed. This operation of understanding reality has be to undertaken by every one of us: call it subjective, cognitive practice. The movement back and forth between the levels of reality (the conceptual reality and the material reality of oppression, which are both social realities) is accomplished through language.
Monique Wittig "The Category of Sex" The Straight Mind

from "oppression" as a category to "language" as a field of action

And so for day 1573