"...heterosexual relationships seem to lead only to marriage, and for most poor dumb brainwashed women marriage is the climatic experience. for men, marriage is a matter of efficient logistics: the male gets his food, bed, laundry, tv, pussy, offspring, and creature comforts all under one roof, where he doesn't have to dissipate his psychic energy thinking about them too much -- then he is free to go out and fight the battles of life, which is what existence is all about. but for a woman, marriage is surrender. marriage is when a girl gives up the fight, walks off the battlefield, and from then on leave the truly interesting and significant action to her husband, who has bargained to 'take care' of her. what a sad bum deal. women live longer than men because they really haven't been living. better blue-in-the-face dead of a heart attack at fifty than a healthy seventy-year-old widow who hasn't had a piece of life's action since girlhood..."