Teresa de Lauretis
If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.Katherine Mansfield
Teresa de Lauretis, literary and film theorist and critic
- "The hero [of a narrative] must be male, regardless of the gender of the text-image, because the obstacle, whatever its personification, is morphologically female....The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences. Female is what is not susceptible to transformation, to life or death; she (it) is an element of plot-space, a topos, a resistance, matrix and matter."