"There are 100 steps on the ladder of consciousness between being fully alert and being dead. To put a patient under, they bring them down only to the 10th rung.  Beneath that is a descending gray-scale like the depths of an ocean no one has explored."
Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. ~Ashley Judd
[caption id="attachment_1285" align="aligncenter" width="650"]women-in-shackles Photograph by Sam Taylor-Wood. Styled by Charlotte Stockdale. EPPIE WINDSOR-CLIVE (left) and the Honorable INDIA WINDSOR-CLIVE, cousins from Britain, wear Dior Haute Couture by John Galliano silk tulle and embroidered straw evening dresses. Earrings by Dior (left) and Autore Sheherazade.[/caption]
Women are better escape artist than Houdini with all the cultural shackles we have to loosen to free ourselves. ~MH