Marc: “Und ich bin auch so müde, ständig beweisen zu müssen, dir oder mir oder allen anderen, dass ich ein Mensch bin.”
Bernhard: “Das ist alles so bodenlos. Eine bodenlose Unkenntnis, die wir darüber haben, warum wir so tot sind.”
(René Pollesch: Prater-Saga 5: Die Magie der Verzweiflung.)
“Wenn Sex das Einzige war, was uns definierte, dann wollte ich ficken.”
Carolin Emcke: Wie wir begehren
»I want a dyke for president. I want a person with AIDS for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a choice about getting leukemia.
I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils and I want a president who lost their last lover to aids, who still sees that in their eyes every time they lay down to rest, who held their lover in their arms and knew they were dying. I want a president who has stood on line at the clinic, at the dmv, at the welfare office and has been unemployed and layed off and sexually harrassed and gay-bashed and deported.
I want someone who has spent the night in the tombs and had a cross burned on their lawn and survived rape. I want someone who has been in love and been hurt, who respects sex, who has made mistakes and learned from them. I want a black woman for president. I want someone with bad teeth and an attitude, someone who has eaten that nasty hospital food, someone who crossdresses and has done drugs and been in therapy.
I want someone who has committed civil disobedience. And I want to know why this isn’t possible. I want to know why we started learning somewhere down the line that a president is always a clown: always a john and never a hooker. Always a boss and never a worker, always a liar, always a thief and never caught.«
— Zoe Leonard, 1992
“For women and girls, especially, to change how we’re seen is to create it. Where men once painted, sculpted, photographed, filmed, and otherwise invented our myths, we have more power to do that ourselves.”
Sarah Nicole Prickett: Nudity vs. Nakedness
»Why should we want leaders who fall short on personal responsibilities? Perhaps leaders who invested time in their own families would be more keenly aware of the toll their public choices—on issues from war to welfare—take on private lives. Regardless, it is clear which set of choices society values more today. Workers who put their careers first are typically rewarded; workers who choose their families are overlooked, disbelieved, or accused of unprofessionalism.«
Anne-Marie Slaughter: Why Women Still Can’t Have It All
Jessa: »You really had no idea that this was not supposed to be a sexcapade?«
Hannah: »I thought that this was fully a sexcapade. I thought you brought me on a sexcapade. This is – that was fully just me trying to have continuity with you.«
Aber das Verlangen, das Verlangen ist lang.
»Ich richte ein kleines Fest aus. Nur wir zwei, versteht sich.«
„Wenn Frauen sich immer ähnlicher sehen und nur im Hinblick auf ihre Abweichung vom Illustriertenideal zu unterscheiden sind, können sie sehr viel einfacher als Klasse stereotypisiert werden: Sie sehen alle gleich aus, sie denken gleich, und – was noch schlimmer ist – sie sind so dumm zu glauben, daß sie nicht alle gleich sind.“
(Shulamith Firestone: „Frauenbefreiung und sexuelle Revolution“, 1970)