1. "It’s not that it’s wrong per se, but using erotic capital is always going to be a limited form of power. Because only some women have that power, and they only have it for a limited time, and it’s a kind of power that’s about deferring to male power and making men want you sexually. That’s only ever an incomplete sort of power, based on giving someone else the power to want, to desire. It’s not wrong to use that, but you have to understand that it’s not necessarily the kind of power that will bring lasting positive change to women’s individual lives or collective social role."
    — Laurie Penny, interviewed in The European