Sunday, January 23, 2022

bell hooks
All About Love: New Visions

The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. 

If an individual is not successful enough in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.

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