"Women reading romances are being encouraged to accept the idea that violence heightens and intensifies sexual pleasure. They are also encouraged to believe that violence is a sign of masculinity and a gesture of male care, that the degree to which a man becomes violently angry corresponds to the intensity of his affection and care. Therefore, women readers learn that passive acceptance of violence is essential if they are to receive the rewards of love and care. This is often the case in women’s lives. They may accept violence in intimate relationships, whether heterosexual or lesbian, because they do not wish to give up that care. They see enduring abuse as the price they pay. They know they can live without abuse ; they do not think they can live without care."
bell hooks, Feminist Theory, From Margin To Center
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Margot Robbie, photographed by Ben Hassett for Violet Grey, 2014.
Dolce & Gabbana, Haute Couture by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia, September 2012
House Lannister of Casterly Rock
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