– Robin Morgan, Sisterhood Is Powerful (from the Introduction, abridgement mine)
We know that it is not enough to look around in awe at the rising tide of anger over the lack of “women’s rights”… We know that the vote proved useless for our needs… We know that the so-called sexual revolution was only another new form of oppression for women…
But what do we want? That’s what they always ask us, as if they had expected us, like tidy housekeepers, to come up in five short years with the magic remedy cleanser that will wipe clean the unbelievable mess men have created from their position of power during the past five thousand years…
The only thing I know for certain is that this time we women must seize control over our own lives and try, in the process, to salvage the planet from the ecological disaster and nuclear threat created by male-oriented power nations. It is not a small job, and it does seem as if women’s work is never done.