"Women are the population that dissents most, through silence. The so-called speech of women in pornography is silence. Splayed legs on a page are silence. Being beaver, pussy, cunt, bunnies, pets, whatever, that is silence. The words that women say in pornography: that is silence. “Give it to me,” “do it to me,” “hurt me,” “I want it bad.” “do it more”: that is silence. And those who think that is speech have never heard a woman’s voice. I want to tell you that even those screams, even the screams of women tortured in pornography, are silence. Men pay money and watch, but no one hears a human scream . They hear silence. And that’s what it means to be born female. No one hears you scream as if you are a human being."
Andrea Dworkin, Letters From A War Zone (via mahakavi)