Also while reading James Morrow’s The Wine of Violence…
” … a world finally wanted his ideas.” (p119)
That stopped me. Because even academia, not just the world at large, had never wanted my ideas. Simply because they come from a female-embodied person.
Maybe that’s why ‘love’ is so much more important to women than to men. And so too marriage and kids. It’s the only way they get wanted. (I bet when you read the title of this post, you were thinking about being wanted emotionally, sexually … see?)