Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Mind
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    The Techno-Barbie Speaks Back: Experiments with Gendered Hormones
    with Bryan Lim, Adam Christianson, Alexandra Aldridge, and Alex Dymock
    Paragraph 46 (1): 30-45. 2023.
    In Testo Junkie, Preciado briefly introduces the figure of the ‘techno-Barbie’. Contrasted with his own Testogel-fuelled pornographic experiments, the possibilities of oestrogen or progesterone seem somewhat uncharitably foreclosed upon. Though Preciado draws our attention to the gendered politics of chemical enhancement and hormonal justice, it begs the question: where do we draw the line between experimentation and chemical domination? We engage with the figure of the techno-Barbie to explore …Read more