• Bound to seek recognition of its own existence in categories, terms, and names that are not of its own making, the subject seeks the sign of its own existence outside itself, in a discourse that is at once dominant and indifferent. Social categories signify subordination and existence at once. In other words, within subjection the price of existence is subordination.

    Judith Butler (1997). “The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection”, p.20, Stanford University Press