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I saw this image on Facebook a while back, and found it to be incredibly powerful.


“Neither the land nor women, are territory to conquer.”

The translation is difficult for me to make for it to make sense, but what I felt most powerful that doesn’t translate smoothly is that the quote takes on a possessive quality, the second part of the quote says “we are not territories to conquer.”  I think there’s something very powerful about a woman or the land making this statement, rather than just a blanket statement.  I am not a territory to conquer, I am a woman, I am my own, I own myself.  It also makes me sad that these things need to be said: why should a woman have to declare that she’s not to be conquered, if it’s not because people try to conquer her all the time?