To be beautiful, and to be smart, and sexual, and to never, ever fall into the foolish trap that these cannot coexist.
Sylvia Plath Looked Good in a Bikini—Deal With It
Emily Van Duyne is a critic, poet, prof, & mom.
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Thank you for this! Sylvia inspired my writting, and I talked about her on my e-essay and she is one of few writers that will be always “on” me, she lefted me a print. In a patriarchal society that women have been and is so objectified and putting down as an it-girl, you can’t be beautiful and intelligent. A good-looking woman has to prove twice that’s she a good doctor, lawyer, CEO, and writers! and the sadest thing is that among women is the same feeling in general…