„People do not see that the main question is not : "Am I loved?" which is to a large extent the question : "Am I approved of? Am I protected? Am I admired?" The main question is: "Can I love?“

Quelle: Love, Sexuality and Matriarchy: About Gender

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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