Quotation by Adrienne Rich

The word "revolution" itself has become not only a dead relic of Leftism, but a key to the deadendedness of male politics: the "revolution" of a wheel which returns in the end to the same place; the "revolving door" of a politics which has "liberated" women only to use them, and only within the limits of male tolerance.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. repr. In On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (1980). "Power and Danger: Works of a Common Woman," introduction, The Work of a Common Woman: The Collected Poetry of Judy Grahn, 1964-1977 (1977).
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