Men have jobs, while women have Roles: Mother, Wife, Goddess, Temptress, etc. That's probably why it's so hard for women to rewrite the rules. You're not just changing a job description, but an ancient myth. You're revising the Bible, Poetry, Legend and Psychoanalytic Scripture.
What we've done, it seems to me, is allow women to get older, but not to age.
Freedom is much more complicated than servitude.
Guilt implanted at a tender age is not easy to destroy. A weed, it sprouts in unexpected places.
[On the Barbie doll:] Her values, while somewhat Yuppified, are not so bad. Look at GI Joe. His only wardrobe is fatigues, he spends all his time trying to kill people, or getting his own innards splashed across the landscape. His big hobby is death.
Smell is the closest thing human beings have to a time machine.
One of the great inventions of the twentieth century was the studied, methodical engineering of myth for political ends.
I enjoy the process of writing. The torment comes in getting my bottom on the chair and in front of the typewriter.
Technology has allowed the world of men in our society to separate itself from the sight and the sounds of killing; from the horror of it, but not from the killing. It must be easy to kill from a roomful of fluorescent lights and wash-and-wear shirts.
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