“The answer to violence against women was not the illusion of protection by limiting women’s activity, but a movement in which women learned to fight back, with allies, to protect ourselves, and to move through the whole world safely… the split between man and woman was designed to keep one sex up and one sex down in an economic system where profiteers make money off a war between the sexes… woman was not the opposite of man, and liberation meant crossing all arbitrary gender boundaries, to place ourselves anywhere we chose on the continuum of maleness and femaleness, in any aspect of our lives.”

Minnie Bruce Pratt