Major social movements. . . eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
Freda Adler (1934 -)
Source: Sisters in Crime, 1975.
Contributed by: Zaady
If one would discern the centers of dominance in any society, one need only look to its definitions of "virtue" and "vice" or "legal" and "criminal," for, in the strength to set standards, resides the strength to maintain control.
There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control.
The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
It is not only by the questions we have answered that progress may be measured, but also by those we are still asking.
Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit.
Source: Sisters in Crime, 1975
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