• In Patriarchy No One Can Hear You Scream: Rebecca Solnit on Jeffrey Epstein and the Silencing Machine
    https://lithub.com/in-patriarchy-no-one-can-hear-you-scream-rebecca-solnit-on-jeffrey-epstein-a

    Voici un excellent article sur la culture du viol qui montre en quoi le terme contribue à cacher les véritables causes du phénomène: Le viol n’est autre chose qu’une forme de l’exercice du pouvoir des puissants sur les faibles, l’expression individuelle des relations de classe Les feministes petites bourgeoises se trompent quand elles revendiquent un chagement de culture. Il faut changer le système qui constitue la base des immenses privilèges des riches, il faut abolir les riches et democratiser la propriété.

    On s’occupera des violeurs en mème temps.

    La culture n’est pas gratuite. Quand il n’y aura plus personne qui payera pour les infrastructures du viol, le problème sera réduit â une dimension qui permettra de l’éliminer au fur et à mesure. Tant que guerre et exploitation restent les bases de la société le viol et sa culture en seront un élément essentiel.

    S’attaquer à la culture du viol sans s’attaquer au capitalisme est un exercice factice.

    “Truth is whatever the powerful want it to be.” By Rebecca Solnit July 10, 2019

    Maybe one of the reasons rape has so often been portrayed as “a stranger leaps out of the bushes” is so we’ll imagine rapists acting alone. But in so many cases rapists have help in the moment and forever after, and the help is often so powerful, broad, and deep—well, that’s why we call it rape culture, and that’s why changing it means changing the whole culture. Sometimes it’s the family, community, church, campus looking the other way; sometimes it’s the criminal justice system. If Jeffrey Epstein goes to jail for the new round of indictments—which only came about because one investigative journalist, Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald, did an extraordinary job of digging up what had been buried in his case—a host of people who knew, laughed, looked the other way, allegedly helped him sexually abuse children for years will still be at large, and the circumstances that allow other Epsteins to attack other children will still exist.