Many French thinkers argued that the "subject", the "author" does not exist.
The subject does not exist prior to the roles in social practices and discourses which have a subject form. There is no original subject, no essential agency. We are addressed and articulated differently in different discourses. All that remains are different subject positions: the subject itself is fragmented. So, to understand who we are, people in the West today, we should look for the dominant discourses that construct our subjectivity. ... Sexuality is certainly in this respect the most important one.