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A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
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Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?
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As child and adult sexuality reaches out to greater freedoms, the proximity of family members makes one experiment.
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As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history.
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Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
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Children are in a very precarious position when they enter into relationships with adults because their personhood is not acknowledged in our society.
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Cross-generational sexual relationships are more of a topic within the male homosexual movement than the female homosexual movement.
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Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good. Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness, and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
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Given the conditions under which you're a young person in this society, many things would be at least as important to you as your sexuality.
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However muted its present appearance may be, sexual domination obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
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However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.
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I can see how gay youth groups would be very interested in abolishing the age of consent law because it must be very oppressive for them.
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I had always thought psychiatry was some kind of hokey thing, but I didn't know they had police powers until I worked there and saw. I never forgot this hell.
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I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully.
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I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics.
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I worked the graveyard shift with old people, which was really demoralizing, because the old people didn't have a chance in hell of ever getting out.
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I would like to slap their smug little faces. I'm vomiting with terror. Why have you made me a curiosity?
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I'm incarcerated again for the fourth time in three weeks or something. I figure I'll go with the lawyers. So we have a sanity trial.
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I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility.
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If they say you've got schizophrenia or bipolar, show me the evidence. Well, of course, there isn't any. So there isn't any illness.
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In those days, when you got boxed, that was it. A lot of old people were there because somebody wanted the farm. It was about property. People are treated like property.
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Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?
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It was horrifying. You wouldn't believe how people are treated there. You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds. They did terrible things to themselves.
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It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way.
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Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
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Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard.
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Mother had committed me for life. This is where I felt betrayed the most.
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My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.
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No mention is made of relationships between women and girls. It seems as though the principal spokespeople are older men and not youths.
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One woman would scratch herself in her sleep. We'd have to wake her up every couple of hours and bandage her. Now that's a degree of unhappiness that's really kind of hard to arrive at.
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Part of a free society would be that you could choose whomever you fancied, and children should be able to freely choose as well. But it's very hard to be free if you have no rights.
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Part of the patriarchal family structure involves the control of the sexual life of children. Children have virtually no rights guaranteed by law in our society.
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Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being.
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Psychiatry causes so much death.
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The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
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The conditioning of lesbians has been so repressive that it prevents them from seeing female people below the age of consent as sexual partners.
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The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.
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The incest taboo has always been one of the cornerstones of patriarchal thought.
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The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
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The right to child sexuality is not being approached initially as the right of children to express themselves with each other.
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There's still a holding back among lesbians from converting that Platonic mentor relationship across generations into an erotic one because of the enormous and potentially catastrophic complications.
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These huge, enormous bullies got me on the ground and were breaking my arm. And I looked at my husband and he didn't move.
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They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion.
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They gave me Thorazine because I was speeding, they said. I was going 150 miles per hour trying to save my life and get out of there.
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They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that.
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This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment.
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This country is kind of run by capital punishment. If they can do kill you, what can they do short of that? They can lock you up.
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This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of property arm of the government, who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
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We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
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We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture.
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We have to have an emancipation proclamation for children. What is at issue is children's rights; not the right of sexual access to children.
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We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have.
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What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them?
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What is the future of the woman's movement? How in the hell do I know? I don't run it.
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What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.
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When you have an exploitative situation between adults and children as you have between men and women, cross-generational relationships take place in a situation of inequality.
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With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.
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You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
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