From the Global Epidemic of Rape to the Escalating Assault on Abortion Rights, The Future of Women Depends On Us! with Sunsara Taylor. Program at Revolution Books NYC, January 15, 2013.
The cold truth is that today there is not a single place on the planet where it is safe to be female. There is no place--on the street or in one's home, from Delhi to Congo to Ohio and everywhere else--where women and girls are not in danger of being raped. Where women and girls are not then blamed and devalued for being raped. Where women and girls are not told to "get over it" when they are raped. Where women are not reduced to breeders of children--shamed, coerced or forced into bearing children against their will. Where abortion and even birth control is not either illegal or seriously under attack. And lets be clear -- denying women abortion is like rape. It is the forcible control over women by a male-supremacist society.