“While ethics demands we allow the other to exist without assimilation, the face, I will argue, utilising Deleuze and Guattari, performs the opposite function. It is the system which refuses an other the ability to exist outside of dominant culture. The face is not the site of ethics in this paper, but the vindication of anti-ethics performed in white phallocratic Western society. Where the face differs is why the face fails, not because certain genders or races are destined to fail but because certain bodies are wrenched into a facial assemblage destined to fail them.”

Patricia MacCormack: Faciality.