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 to talk about themselves anymore.
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters

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Witch hunting was also instrumental to the construction of a new patriarchal order where women’s bodies, their labor, their sexual and reproductive powers were placed under the control of the state and transformed into economic resources. This means that the witch hunters were less interested in the punishment of any specific transgression than in the elimination of generalized forms of female behavior which they no longer tolerated and had to be made abominable in the eyes of the population.
Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation

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Patriarchy for it’s effective exercise depends not so much on raw power or legal authority, as on a recognition by all concerned of it’s legitimacy, hallowed by ancient tradition, moral theology and political theory. It survives so long as it is not questioned and challenged.
Lawrence Stone

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To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.
Jeanette Winterson

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One is not born a woman, but becomes one.
Simone de Beauvoir

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The point is not to stay marginal, but to participate in whatever network of marginal zones is spawned from other disciplinary centers and which, together, constitute a multiple displacement of those authorities.

Judith Butler

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Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization.

Ann Oakley

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There is no love without justice.

Gloria Jean Watkins

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