“The structure of the chocolate laxative can be discerned throughout today’s ideological landscape.” I never knew what the fuck Žižek was talking about. Yeah: he was analogizing chocolate laxative to capitalists who champion philanthropy. Chocolate causes constipation, yet they package the laxative in the exact thing that necessitates it; George Soros and Bill Gates execute slews of injustices and then erect humanitarian organizations to counter the havoc that they themselves have wreaked. So they’re the chocolate laxatives. But I was always like, “What chocolate laxative?” Voila in a South African Women’s Magazine from 1975.
Photograph from BONA, June 1975.