Social Construction

I construe our world.

Causally-
by loudly projecting my fantasies onto you,
and accepting the role I have
unknowingly told myself to take.

Pragmatically-
by indulging the view of man’s nature for you,
and contrasting my own feelings with the presumed opposite
that has been passed on to me.

We struggle with
and suffer from
strongly created illusions in a weakly constructed reality.

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This poem is inspired by Sally Haslanger’s Essay “Ontology and Social Construction”. She differentiates between different forms of social construction and – among others – explains them with respect to gender.

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Source:

Haslanger, Sally:”Ontology and Social Construction”. In: Resisting Reality. New York, 2012, 84-112.

 

 

 

 

 

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