“Judith Butler argues that heterosexual male subjectivity is created melancholically through the father’s forfeiture as an object of desire and his internalization as a primary and constitutive identification. Judith Butler writes that heterosexual identity is thus purchased through a melancholic incorporation of the love that it disavows: the man who insists upon the coherence of his heterosexuality will claim that he never loved another man, and hence never lost another man. That love, that attachment becomes subject to a double disavowal, a never having loved, and a never having lost. This never-never thus founds the heterosexual subject, as it were; it is an identity based upon the refusal to avow an attachment and, hence, the refusal to grieve.” – The Politics Of Mourning

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