Thanks for sharing the Andrea Quotes, Joelle. There is a quote by her that I have heard a few times that is very similar to what Angela Davis was saying, "The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable." (Andrea Dworkin) The White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy we have been learning about is a genius slave system that keeps groups of people separated especially women and makes it so that we are always conforming instead of making change.
I've learned that change is a process and is going to be a process. Nothing will happen over night, but all the contributions that have been made are important. Being actively aware, constantly and starting conversations are two major things I do in my life to bring about cultural transformation. I am very advantaged by certain patriarchal oppressions like racism and my education. I don't see any other option but to make this world a better place with every step I take. And having hope is important because it is hard to accept the truths of this world and it is painful to be aware to the reality of what Leslie Feinberg was talking about, but like she quoted: "Let us be realistic let us do the impossible." We have to work together and we have to be strong for social change because now is a time for people to rise up; we have to ALL be part of this revolution.