FAILURE AS FUTUREMAKING by Be Oakley
113 x 183mm, 24 pages, Risograph printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover, 2023
Failure as Futuremaking is a new essay by GenderFail founder Be Oakley. In the essay Oakley states:
The very structure of success in a white cis male dominated society necessitates that we deny our true desires, incessantly defer them. It necessitates a constant, hyper-masculine drive for dominance—the very thing radical queerness is trying to destroy—in order to attain even a barely adequate standard of living.
Do we become failures in order to preserve a measure of autonomy? Or do we embrace success to live?