"Anti-violence is different than non-violence. I use the term ‘anti-violence’ because I don’t think that ‘non-violence’ exists. I think that a purist politics of non-violence tends to look at certain forms of violence and not others. I don’t use the term ‘non-violence’ because I think we are all complicit in a violent system. Anti-violence is non-negotiable because our goal is to create a society that is not based on violence. But that doesn’t presume to say which particular strategies people should adopt at a particular time."
Building Unlikely Alliances: An Interview with Andrea Smith (via miswritten)
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