You men,’ she says. ‘You durn men.
With boys there was a fundamental assumption that they had a right to be there-not always, but more often than not. With girls, Why her? came up so quickly.
No, I’m the human here. I’m the life at stake. I’m the one with fingernails, who feels pain.
What civilization has done to women’s bodies is no different than what it’s done to the earth, to children, to the sick, to the proletariat; in short, to everything that isn’t supposed to “talk,
Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.
Being transgender guarantees you will upset someone. People get upset with transgender people who choose to inhabit a third gender space rather than “pick a side.
The bonding of women that is woman-loving, or Gyn/affection, is very different from male bonding. Male bonding has been the glue of male dominance. It has been based upon recognition of the difference men see between themselves and women, and is a form of the behaviour, masculinity, that creates and maintains male power… Male comradeship/bonding depends upon energy drained from women.
You really work in those conditions?
It seemed to me that boys had a lot more fun. It was a relief. I didn’t look at myself from the outside. I just lived inside my skin, looking out.
Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged by male energy.