“it can’t go on any longer”

Sometimes I wonder how we have survived for so long, this species, in the nightmare that men are dreaming.  I wonder why we have been allowed to continue by whatever it is in the universe that wishes us well?  “It can’t go on any longer.  Because I say so.  Because women say so.  We are at the end of the possibility of survival in this kind of hatred and violence.”  This is why the women’s movement has arisen, to make this clear, to announce once and for all that we cannot wage this bigger-word-than-war against half our kind and hope -somehow, miraculously – for peace, for life.

— Sonia Johnson, Going Out of Our Minds:  The Metaphysics of Liberation, pg 261

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