Women so often have been denied respect, true respect. We need to extend this to each other. The conditioning which teaches us to see each other as competitors for men’s attention also tells us that relationships between women are not as worthwhile as those between women and men. The ability to respect another human being for what she is offering is the foundation for a friendship. It is not to be taken lightly.
I think that sex, however one wants it, is always available. But friendship, wheew! That’s something to work on and cherish, build, add to constantly.
Another bit from the interview of Maya Angelou in The Feminine Face of God.
(The Maya Angelou bits are the best part of this book, which otherwise comes off very dated in its discussion.)
Maya Angelou interviewed in The Feminine Face of God, 1991.
I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us…We must say to the Congress, fix the Voting Rights Act.
There are no little events in life; those we think of no consequence may be full of fate, and it is at our own risk if we neglect the acquaintances and opportunities that seem to be casually offered, and of small importance.
Amelia Barr (via my QotD calendar)
I think it’s absolutely time for a female Doctor Who. I’m so sick of that man with his girl sidekick. I could name at least 10 wonderful British actresses who would absolutely kill in that role.
on who should play the next Doctor on the BBC’s Doctor Who. (via The Mary Sue