QotD: “Sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/subordinate relationships”

Sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/subordinate relationships. And, it prepares us either to accept subordination or to enforce dominance. Even in play, to affirm that the exertion of power over powerlessness is erotic, is empowering, is to set the emotional and social stage for the continuation of that relationship, politically, socially, and economically.

Audre Lorde

(found at the Bewilderness)

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