Baby radfems (bless them) are always asking me for book recommendations and being like “I haven’t read many books because when I was a libfem there was never any talk about anything like that”
you don’t say
How then can one expect the state to solve the problem of violence against women, when it constantly recapitulates its own history of colonialism, racism, and war? How can we ask the state to intervene when, in fact, its armed forces have always practiced rape and battery against “enemy” women? In fact, sexual and intimate violence against women has been a central military tactic of war and domination.
Yet the approach of the neoliberal state is to incorporate women into these agencies of violence—to integrate the armed forces and the police.
Angela Davis, "The Color of Violence Against Women" (via eibmorb)