Virginity is now a mere preamble or waiting room to be got out of as soon as possible; it is without significance. Old age is similarly a waiting room, where you go after life's over and wait for cancer or a stroke. The years before and after the menstrual years are vestigial: the only meaningful condition left to women is that of fruitfulness.
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Source Notes: "The Space Crone" (1976), Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places (1989).
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