From Prostitution, Liberalism, and Slavery, by Melissa Farley
“In rape cultures, the sexual terrorism of rape and prostitution are downplayed, underestimated, or denied… Rape cultures normalize the objectification and commodification of women as sex and blame victims for their own victimization. The global finding that women aged 15-44 are more likely to be injured or killed by male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined – only makes sense when understood as a result of cultural acceptance of sexual violence.”
From Male Violence Affects Us All, by The Artic Feminist
Why do we hesitate to see male violence and the male sex caste for what they are? Why do we not see that there is a war being waged against the female sex that has been going steady for thousands of years and that we are losing, badly? Why do we not see that all women, no matter what they achieve are always under the threat of some man getting to define them (as victim) forever? We desperately need to build communities that function away from men. Refuges for our refugees. We need to stop acting as if all of this is just a misunderstanding and get serious about putting an end to male violence, for good.