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All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they’re stereotypes because they’re true.
Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you’re trying to escape?
There is a striking dichotomy between the behavior of many women in their lives at work and in their lives as mothers. Many of the same women who are battling stereotypes on the job, who are up against unspoken assumptions about the roles of men and women, seem to accept — and in their acceptance seem to reinforce — these roles at home with both their sons and their daughters.
Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west’s stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art’s assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
Do you really have to be the ice queen intellectual or the slut whore? Isn’t there some way to be both?