And certainly turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step towards justifying violence against them. We see it with racism, we see it with homophobia, we think of the person as less than human and violence becomes inevitable. And that step is already taken with women so the violence, the abuse is partly but chilling the logical result of this kind of objectification. Now this is a problem for all women of course but particularly women of color who are often literally shown as animals, dressed in leapord skins in animal prints over and over again the real message is, not fully human.
From the film ‘Killing Us Softly 3’