What we’re witnessing in this conversation is significant of almost every debate and struggle happening in feminism right now. The “she has agency therefore she is empowered and what she is doing is empowering” argument versus the “choice doesn’t equal empowerment” argument. It’s the delusions of neoliberalism, individualism and the self-help movement versus radical struggles against colonialist, capitalist patriarchy.

i detest the masculine point of view. i am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. i think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.

virginia woolf, the pargiters: the novel-essay portion of THE YEARS  (via cosmicspread)

I don’t believe rape is inevitable or natural. If I did, I would have no reason to be here. If I did, my political practice would be different than it is. Have you ever wondered why we [women] are not just in armed combat against you? It’s not because there’s a shortage of kitchen knives in this country. It is because we believe in your humanity, against all the evidence.

Andrea Dworkin (via theoceanwithin)

I know I’m derailing but I don’t believe in their humanity and the only reason I’m not murdering men is bc I won’t survive prison

(via swdyw)