“Self-reproduction without contamination with the material. This illusion is at the heart of the patriarchal economy detaching the mind from the body, the abstract from the material. The speculation of the origin is only attainable through the (illusion of) unilinear genetic transmission impossible to occur without reversal affection. Such a reversal discloses the presence of a matter/matrix continuum, a female intensity never simply ascribable to the woman’s organism and subject.”
Luciana Parisi, “From Pleasure to Desire: Involution and Anti-climax in Octavia Butler’s Dawn”, 2012.