Quotation by Ana Castillo

According to our social pyramid, all men who feel displaced racially, culturally, and/or because of economic hardships will turn on those whom they feel they can order and humiliate, usually women, children, and animals—just as they have been ordered and humiliated by those privileged few who are in power. However, this definition does not explain why there are privileged men who behave this way toward women.
Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican–American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 3 (1994).
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