The AIDS crisis has brought us a consciousness of the immune system as the most important health-maintenance element, and a consciousness of how it is under attack.
It’s an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don’t try to make it posthumous.
We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
The mark, to me, of a constructive argument is one that looks at a specific problem and says, ‘What shall we do about this?’ And a nonconstructive one is one that tries to label people.
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.
From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence – and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
Whatever each individual woman is facing – only she knows her biggest challenge.
One’s enemies are always talking about ‘post-feminism.’ It is a word invented by people who would like to do away with feminism.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.