Thank you for finding and posting this, Helen! The dear man. Didn’t he do a marvelous turn in ‘Orlando’ as a rather ancient Queen Elizabeth? His insights on the straight male hostility to the female mind intrigue me as I sort through my own straight, nominally male but trans attitudes and thorough attraction to/identification with the female mind, and my gender researches as I grope toward a book/script.
Oh, and speaking of books and all, have you come across ‘Annabel’ by Canadian writer Kathleen Winter (NY, Black Cat, 2010)? Starkly poignant tale of the intersexed Wayne growing into Annabel, set in Labrador and St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Uncomfortably dated, sexist notions of the “feminine” mind, etc. Obviously a product of his times, and possibly stuck in them even back then.
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