Saturday, November 16, 2013

I want us to stop lying






“I want us to stop lying. I think that we tell a lot of lies to get through every day, and I want us to stop. One of the lies we tell Is that this kind of woman hating is not as pernicious, as lethal, as sadistic, as vicious as other kinds of hatred that are directed against people because of a condition of birth. We have recognized some of the historical atrocities that have occurred. We say to ourselves, this isn’t the same. I’m Andrea. I’m Jane. I’m me. But everyone has said that. Every Jew pushed onto a train said, “But why are you doing this? I’m me.”  ~Andrea Dworkin

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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