-Middlemarch, by George Eliot
"Femininity is not the thing I hate once a month, it is not a collection of fatty deposits, not a style of clothing, or an overabundance of specific hormones. Femininity is a part of my essence, or philosophically speaking, my soul. Femininity is who I am, not merely what I do."
-Ruby Slippers, by Jonalyn Grace Fincher