From the Gannet Contemporary History Final, based on some of the presentations students have been making and with thanks to the writers of The West Wing:
If you had unlimited funds to address any of these issues -- AIDS, women and poverty, global warming -- for a period of two years, which would you choose, and why?
What irritates me about TDC:
Why oh why did it all have to boil down to sex? Why couldn't a woman and a man be in a deep and committed friendship, without having to have sex? I am perfectly willing to acknowledge that sex is almost always an issue between women and men, but it's not the only one.
And THEN, because a woman who has sex must be a whore, we have to recreate her pristine purity by ensuring that she has a child, so that she can be madonna rather than harlot.
So Mary Magdalene is reduced to Angelina Jolie, which makes Jesus -- oh, let's not even go there.