Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Some French Guy

“What’s the first thing that attracted you to me?” she asked, head resting on my shoulder.
     “Your mind, of course,” I lied, knowing where my interests lay. Why did she struggle with her looks? She was a committed feminist who would not be made prisoner to them, yet she obviously enjoyed their effect.
     “Beauty is a precious gift,” I ventured diplomatically. That set her off on the oppression of gender roles in patriarchal society. “‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’,” she said, quoting some French guy.[1] Typical. That sounds just like some French guy.

[1] Simone de Beauvoir

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