Be realistic; speak the words the big Other doesn’t let you say

17Aug10

Even though I have never really been an anarchist in any sense but as a theory-head, I always loved the slogan “be realistic, demand the impossible”. This image is taken from the Brutal Women blog.

Brutal Women is a feminist blog and it linked me to a story stating that back in July the UN recognised wide-spread use of rape as a military weapon/tactic as a crime against humanity. I’m surprised by my own surprise that this has only just been acknowledged. These days three term are so unpopular you almost never hear them; State power, Class and Patriarchy. And yet the practices and structures continue to be adored the world over…

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