Monday, October 26, 2015

Quotes from _The Flower and the Scorpion_ #44

"In an article based on her Dumbarton Oaks talk, Klein expanded on her claim of Tezcatlipoca's bisexuality. She argued that Nahuas [sic] viewed Tezcatlipoca as sexually immature, and that he "represented the sexual behavior that was fundamentally opposite to that of the ideal, married man." Hence the god's sexuality signified a world turned upside down, a system unacceptable for the "ideal" man. Further, Tezcatlipoca had an ambiguous gender identity that Nahuas found unacceptable among humans."

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