We have a double standard, which is to say, a man can show how much he cares by being violent - see, he’s jealous, he cares - a woman shows how much she cares by how much she’s willing to be hurt; by how much she will take; how much she will endure.
You know that most women are hurt in their homes. You know most women are murdered in their homes. A political movement, as I understand it, exists to change the way social reality is organized. And that means that we need to understand everything about the way this system works. And that means that every woman who has had experience with sexual violence of any kind has not just pain, and not just hurt, but has knowledge. Knowledge of male supremacy. Knowledge of what it is. Knowledge of what it feels like. And can begin to think strategically about how to stop it. We are living under a reign of terror. Now what I want to say is that I want us to stop accepting that that’s normal. And the only way that we can stop accepting that that’s normal is if we refuse to have amnesia everyday of our lives. If we remember what we know about the world we live in. And we get up in the morning, determined that we are going to do something about it.
Every day women are killed and left on the side of the road, in forests, in parks, in bodies of water, in parking lots. Every day they are sexually tortured and murdered. There isn’t a day that passes where women aren’t killed for being women. There isn’t a day that passes where the femicide stops. This could be you or me next time and we wouldn’t even make the fucking news because its so common.