‘”Why do men feel threatened by women?” I asked a male friend of mine. So this male friend of mine, who does by the way exist, conveniently entered into the following dialogue. “I mean,” I said, “men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power.” “They’re afraid women will laugh at them,” he said. “Undercut their world view.” Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?” “They’re afraid of being killed,” they said.’

Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)

That is all I have to say about that.  Fucking Margaret Atwood.  We are so lucky to have her.

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Thoughts to keep us going #usmle #step1 #2weeks

The words flow from my mind like a drizzle of sun on a morning in the hot summer sun.

Wimds of change blow from the south, bringing with the rains of joy to wash away the sadness of a weary lonely soul.