Why does Judith Butler have to be so hard?

...And maybe I'm just saying this cuz I'm not smart enough to get it w/out reading it 8 times, but I don't really get the value in writing arguments in such undigestible, academic ways. Like, the language that gives he arguments credibility in the academic world also remove them from influencing anything real. I am so disgusted by academia that keeps all these great ideas to themselves and doesn't focus on the power they have to change how people think and live on a large scale.

Quotation from Wallflower Rebellion #3 published in 2001, used with permission by Hannah Hafter, a student at Mt. Holyoke at the time.