"Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We’re not inherently anything but human."
Robin Morgan (via guerra-lykopis)
that’s funny because Morgan’s book the Demon Lover is the biggest crock of shit ever, in which she strips females who engage in political violence of their autonomy by arguing that women never really choose~ to join armed resistance, but rather they’re coerced by male lovers/family members. also there’s some praise from Gloria Steinem on the front cover so that tells you something…
Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes addresses this really well in the article “Unnatural Beings: Gender and Terrorism” (if you have access to a university database look it up, if not I’d be glad to email someone the full text.) alsothe excerpts that I’ve read from Mothers, Monsters, and Whores by Sjoberg and Gentry talk about it too.
sorry for my moment of hypeness, i took a women’s studies class and the point the teacher was trying to get across was that dumbass liberal “feminists” rely on biological essentialism and outdated tropes about women to pass value judgement on those who choose to engage in political violence.