Most of us [women] are proficient at suffocating our own desires, because withholding sexuality is the only social power we are permitted.
This single sentence makes me want to weep. I can’t even begin to imagine living my entire life having to co-opt my own sexual desire and fulfillment, because I have to guard its value on the market as an exchanged commodity.
That is no way for any human being to live.
Laurie Penny is my hero, and if she’s not yours too, you need to do some serious self-evaluation.
READ: The Horizon of Desire