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08 June 2014 @ 10:26 pm
good read, courtesy examorata  
"I have understood power and control and entitlement and sexism and violence against women, and how those things are interconnected in a broad sense. I have understood on a systemic and institutionalized level how all of these things are damaging to women individually and to women on the whole. I understood how these patterns of behavior exist, and how they hurt men, and how they hurt women. But I didn't 'get' how it hurt me. In spite of all the thinking and writing and talking I have done, it still felt like my story had to be different."