How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot! With his features
of clerical cut, And his brow so
grim And his mouth so
prim. T(homas) S(tearns) Eliot 'Five-Finger Exercises'.
No woman has to prove herself a woman in the grim way a man has to prove
himself a man. He must perform, or the show does not
go on. Social convention is irrelevant. A flop is a flop. Heinz R(udolf) Pagels Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti
to Emily Dickinson, ch.1,'Sex andViolence, or Nature and Art'.