Don't Judith Butler Me

"I mean, it was very funny to say, 'don't Judith Butler me,' but 'to Judith Butler someone' meant to say something very negative about men and to identify with a form of feminism that was against men. And I've never been identified with that form of feminism. That's not my mode. I'm not known for that. So it seems like it was confusing me with a radical feminist view that one would associate with Catharine MacKinnon or Andrea Dworkin, a completely different feminist modality. I'm not always calling into question who's a man and who's not, and am I a man? Maybe I'm a man. [laughs] Call me a man. I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men."

-Judith Butler. Gender Theorist. 

Her writings include "Gender Trouble" and "Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex".