When We Name Gold

Content Warning: This piece contains mention of rape. When we name gold ‘gold’, we violently extract a metal from its natural texture, investing into it our dreams of wealth, power, spiritual purity and so on, which have nothing whatsoever to do with the immediate reality of gold (Slavoj Žižek 2010). In high school, my favourite teacher asked us to write a poem titled ‘What Being … Continue reading When We Name Gold