Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs and Biopolitics

Very compelling extract in e-flux of Beatriz Preciado’s book Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics. I am quite fascinated by her ideas and the way she established her own medical protocol and what she suggests about self-administered Testo. (Not to be confused with Tesco — do not rush out and rub patches of Tesco on your elbows)

As an aside: I did wonder if by consuming a certain brand of ice cream one might also achieve similar results in that you’d be connected into the stream of a molecule that ultimately leads to corporate synthetic steroids and pharmaceutical decisions. Thus in the future will “pharmacopornographic capitalism” also include shooting up milk? Milk, in some parts, being whacked full of hormones and let’s face it, pretty open source. Needless to say any work that make me contemplate milk in such terms on a Tuesday will certainly be read.

Click the quote below to read entire piece. Preciado’s book available in all intelligent bookstores. (Probably unlikely to be found in the candle, pillow, softest bathrobe type bookshops.)

“I do not want the female gender that has been assigned to me at birth. Neither do I want the male gender that transsexual medicine can furnish and that the State will award me if I behave in the right way. I don’t want any of it. I am a copyleft biopolitical agent that considers sex hormones free and open biocodes, whose use shouldn’t be regulated by the State commandeered by pharmaceutical companies.”

 

 

 

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