Quotation by Midge Decter

The fundamental impulse of the movement is neither masturbatory nor concretely lesbian—although it of course offers warm houseroom to both these possibilities; it is an impulse to maidenhood—to that condition in which a woman might pretend to a false fear or loathing of the penis in order to escape from any responsibility for the pleasure and well-being of the man who possesses it.
Midge Decter (b. 1927), U.S. author, editor, social critic. The New Chastity and Other Arguments against Women's Liberation, ch. 2 (1972).
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