Margaret Atwood, The Robber Bride (via monkeyknifefight)
Shit. Too many feelings about this.
THIS PASSAGE STILL FUCKS UP MY HEAD. THE MALE VOYEUR IS STILL CREEPING. We are always apologizing the omnipresent male figure in the room. SCARY.
this quote still gives me the chills. so fucking true.
If you ever hear me say that I feel very strongly that many women in my generation have internalized the male gaze, this is what I mean. The sad thing is that many women of my generation have chosen to EMBRACE the male gaze and call it “liberation.” So many of us have to fight to find out what WE actually enjoy, what WE want, and a lot of times we don’t even know that we need to do that - because by default we are brought up to cater to men. (via stitch)