The Invisible Fist

03 July 2008

Rape is a dull, blunt, ugly act committed by punk kids, their cousins and older brothers…. And yet, on the shoulders of these unthinking, predictable, insensitive, violence-prone young men there rests an age-old burden that amounts to an historic mission: the perpetuation of male domination over women by force.

A world without rapists would be a world in which women moved freely without fear of men. That some men rape provides a sufficient threat to keep all women in a constant state of intimidation…

— Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will, via Women and the Invisible Fist