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“Historical fact: people stopped being human in 1913. That was the year Henry Ford put his cars on rollers and made his workers adopt the speed of the assembly line. At first, workers rebelled. They quit in droves, unable to accustom their bodies to the new pace of the age. Since then, however, the adaptation has been passed down: we’ve all inherited it to some degree, so that we plug right into joysticks and remotes, to repetitive motions of a hundred kinds.” Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
“The Navajo have a category of person they call a berdache. What a berdache is, basically, is someone who adopts a gender other than their biological one. Remember … Sex is biological. Gender is cultural. The Navajo understand this. If a person wants to switch her gender, they let her. And they don’t denigrate that person - they honor her. The berdaches are the shamans of the tribe. They’re the healers, the great weavers, the artists.” Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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“Basically what we have here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly.” Jeffrey Eugenides

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