01 January 2008

Quote of the Day

On the difference between the sum of all fears:

Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood once asked a male friend why men feel threatened by women. He replied: "They are afraid women will laugh at them." She then asked a group of women why they felt threatened by men. They answered: "We're afraid of being killed."

From an essay, by the same authors, in Jill Radford and Diana E. H. Russell, Femicide: The Politics of Woman Killing. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992.

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