The chairman of the World Health Organization’s AIDS meeting declared that male-dominated societies are a health threat across the planet. When masculinity is built around a violation imperative, when male identity claims a right to access and dominate whatever it wants—be that women’s bodies, wilderness, or the genetic code—the results will be rape, AIDS and unwanted pregnancies, environmental devastation, and a science built on the breaking of boundaries.
Taken from Page 131 – Chapter 3 of “The Vegetarian Myth” by Lierre Keith
Sources cited for this paragraph include:
- Griffin, Susan. Pornography and Silence: Culture’s Revenge Against Nature.New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1981.
- Caputi, Jane. Gossips, Gorgons & Crones: The Fates of the Earth. Santa Fe, NM: Bear & Company Publishing, 1993
- Altman, Lawrence K. “Women Worldwide Nearing Higher Rate for AIDS Than Men.” The New York Times, July 21, 1992, p. C3