Tuesday, October 21, 2008

...As a woman I have no country...

"Therefore if you insist upon fighting to protect me or `our' country let it be understood, soberly and rationally between us, that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits which I have not shared and probably will not share; but not to gratify my instincts, or to protect either myself or my country. For, The outsider will say, in fact, as a woman, I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is The whole world." Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas, 1938.

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