The author first retraces Foucault's analysis of institutions and their history, focusing upon its two key questions: the issue of power and that of sexuality. Putino criticises the collapsing of desire into will, for it legitimises male indifference towards relations, as well as a decontextualized 'care for the living'. The "resemblance" and its figures has been the foundation of male thought that pretends to be neutral ; we need to give meanings to the "figure of the difference" and we can do it only among women. The woman symbol for the author is Pentesilea, the warrior woman, able to escape the given war system. Here the authors enter the renewed debate on the meaning of equality and difference, as well as on the meaning of politics. Figures of the sexual difference, , n. An already posited sexual identity finds its other clearly consequential point of reference: man". The author uses the image of the mongol, the nomad, in order to point out a different, more efficient strategy of freedom, with its own norms, its economy, its symbolic money. This brief reconsideration of Foucault's work is the starting point of a critical reading of some developments of the theory of sexual difference.