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American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
 

And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet.
 

Asked why they wanted to fight, the young women said they enjoyed it, just as some men and boys do.
 

But I think everybody should write. I think those people with stories who don't write should be stomped on.
 

But I went to high school in a Portland suburb and went to college here.
 

But the animation has become very good, and I think that a movie is not a book, and a book is not a movie.
 

But the idea that women can't take care of themselves still permeates our culture.
 

Every doorway, every intersection has a story.
 

I come from a family of great readers and storytellers.
 

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out.
 

I know if I were in your generation I would be really tired of seeing Sophia Loren as a sex object.
 

I think genetic research is a fascinating and fertile area.
 

I think that it's really important to go away and come back.
 

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool.
 

Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea.
 

Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless.
[Acts]
 

Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.
 

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.
 

The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men.
 

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power.
 


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