Anonymous said: so wait, your saying feminism isn't about equality?
Equality is a goal, not a method. Feminism is about social change.
Equality is the goal, not the method.
Oh god I have never seen this put into words so conscisely.
Someone who is not me actually came up with that. I should have recorded who it was because now I forget.
"The problem with the hippies was that there developed a hostility within the counterculture itself, between those who had, like, the equivalent of a trust fund verses those who had to live by their wits. It’s true, for instance, that the blacks were somewhat resentful of the hippies by the Summer of Love, 1967, because their perception was that these kids were drawing paisley swirls on the Sam Flax writing pads, burning incense, and talking acid, but those kids could get out of there any time they wanted to.
They could go back home. They could call their mom or dad and say, “Get me outta here.” Whereas someone who was raised in a project on Columbia Street and was hanging out on the edge of Tompkin Square Park can’t escape. Those kids don’t have anyplace to go. They can’t go back to Great Neck, They can’t go back to Connecticut. They can’t go back to boarding school in Baltimore. They’re trapped.
So there developed another kind, more of a lumpen hippie, who really came from and abused childhood - from parents that hated them, from parents that threw them out. Maybe they came from a religious family that would call them sluts or say “You had an abortion, get out of here” or “I found birth control pills in your purse, get out of here, go away.” And those kids fermented into a kind of hostile street person. Punk types."
— Ed Sanders from Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk (via queerravenclaw)