Quotation by Ursula K. Le Guin

Women have ... by imitating the life condition of men, surrendered a very strong position of their own. Men are afraid of virgins, but they have a cure for their own fear and the virgin's virginity: fucking. Men are afraid of crones, so afraid that their cure for virginity fails them; they know it won't work. Faced with the fulfilled crone, all but the bravest men wilt and retreat, crestfallen and cockadroop.
Ursula K. Le Guin (b. 1929), U.S. author. repr. In Dancing at the Edge of the World (1989). "The Space Crone," The Co-Evolution Quarterly (Summer 1976).
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