I feel this is very important.
It’s been apparent to me for a while that most men can’t really imagine “equality.” All they can imagine is having the existing power structure inverted.
I cannot decide whether this shows how unimaginative they are, or shows how aware they must be of what they do in order to so deeply fear having it turned on them.
this is an extremely common pattern of thought in oppressors. think of how terrified white southern slave owners were of black insurrection/domination and white rape and genocide, the very crimes they’d practiced against blacks for centuries.(via twofishies)