By the equality of woman was meant her right to participate in the exercise of power in society through the recognition that her capabilities were equal to those of men. But in the last few years, women’s experience has been most true and clearsighted in unveiling a process of the global devaluation of the world of men. We have come to realize that, as far as the exercise of power is concerned, it is not capabilities that are required, but a special form of extremely effective alienation. The position we take does not imply a participation in male power, but a reevaluation of the very concept of power. It is to ward off this attack on the concept of power by women that we are now being taken on as equals.
— Carla Lonzi (‘Let’s Spit on Hegel’ [Sputiamo su Hegel])