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Pubertät, 91

“In the past, a woman was snatched from her childhood universe and thrown into her life as a wife by a real or simulated rape; this was an act of violence that changed the girl into a woman: it is also referred to as ‘ravishing’ a girl’s virginity, or ‘taking’ her flower. This deflowering is not the harmonious outcome of a continuous development; it is an abrupt rupture with the past, the beginning of a new cycle.” (Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex)

Annegret Soltau’s conversation with her daughter Julia on February 6, 1997:
Either you eat yourself up inside or you cry out from deep within…