We have begun to understand the extraordinary violence that has been done to us, that is being done to us: how our minds are aborted in their development by sexist education; how our bodies are violated by oppressive grooming imperatives; how the police function against us in cases of rape and assault; how the media, schools, and churches conspire to deny us dignity and freedom; how the nuclear family and ritualized sexual behavior imprison us in roles and forms which are degrading to us. We developed consciousness-raising sessions to try to fathom the extraordinary extent of our despair, to try to search out the depth and boundaries of our internalized anger, to try to find strategies for freeing our
selves from oppressive relationships, from masochism and passivity, from our own lack of self-respect. There was both pain and ecstasy in this process.
I am hopelessly in love with a memory. An echo from another time, another place.
I think we are in a very scary time right now. The rhetoric from the right wing is terrifying to me. I think feminist porn is crucial. To only have porn from the male perspective is damaging. Women are sexual creatures, as much as men and that needs to be embraced. - Ellen Page
Turning a human being into a thing, is almost always the first step in justifying violence against them.
— …objectification creates the climate in which there is widespread increasing violence against women. (Jean Kilbourne - from her award winning documentary Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image Of Women)