In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.
The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.
Tom and his younger brothers as they grew up, went on playing with the village boys without the idea of equality or inequality (except in wrestling, running and climbing) ever entering their heads, as it doesn't until it's put there by Jack Nastys or fine ladies' maids.
Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it is a problem to be overcome.
The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.
<who said what & when>
- Camille Paglia, Sex, Art and American Culture (1992)
- Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy (1869)
- Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)
- Garrison Keillor, The Book of Guys (1994)
- Susan Sontag, I, Etcetera (1978)