Priscilla: I remember, at the start of everything, I would want to address each and everything. Every time a misogynist would say something, I would be there.
Safina: “Teach him”
Priscilla: No, fight him! But… I have released myself from that.
“There is actually a quote from one of my…” Safina breaks off so that she can pull out her phone. “Hold on” she continues “there is a quote from Andrea Dworkin, she is a radical feminist from back then, she writes…”
We women. We don’t have forever. Some of us don’t have another week or another day to take time for you to discuss whatever it is that will enable you to go out into those streets and do something. We are very close to death. All women are. And we are very close to rape and we are very close to beating. And we are inside a system of humiliation from which there is no escape for us. We use statistics not to try to quantify the injuries, but to convince the world that those injuries even exist.