First, many members of the privileged group use violence to sustain their dominance. Intimidation of women ranges across the spectrum from wolf-whistling in the street, to office harassment, to rape and domestic assault, to murder by a woman’s patriarchal ‘owner,’ such as a separated husband. Physical attacks are commonly accompanied by verbal abuse of women […] Most men do not attack or harass women; but those who do are unlikely to think themselves deviant. On the contrary they usually feel they are entirely justified, that they are exercising a right. They are authorized by an ideology of supremacy.
R. W. Connell, Masculinities (via lordbape)
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Lemony Snicket (via plumesbleues)