A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway 

Unlike the hopes of Frankenstein’s monster, the cyborg does not expect its father to save it through a restoration of the garden; that is, through the fabrication of a heterosexual mate, through its completion in a finished whole, a city and cosmos. The cyborg does not dream of community on the model of the organic family, this time without the oedipal project. The cyborg would not recognize the Garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust.

…The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential.

A Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway

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One Reply to “A Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway ”

  1. I read this at undergrad and it’s such an interesting concept. There’s a quote in the essay that says something like ‘there is nothing about being ‘female’ that binds women together’ which caused quite a stir in my class.

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