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I’ve been told that crying makes me seem soft and therefore of little consequence. As if our softness has to be the price we pay out for power, rather than simply the one that’s paid most easily and most often.

Audre Lorde, Eye to Eye
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A few chapters in, I couldn’t believe that I had never before read Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land… that is, until the science fiction broke down to make way for incessant narration regarding the lesser gender. It culminated beautifully with an offhand comment by the main female character in Part 3:

Nine times out of ten, if a girl gets raped, it’s partly her fault.

Le siiigh. There’s still Parts 4 and 5 to read, so let’s see what other bullshit this Hugo-Award-winning novel can spew out.

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