Is the Head Itself Still Essential?
«At the time of this writing, the head probably cannot be omited from the person pursuing the female life project. Radical antiemotionalists have attempted a head-free trajectory in the world, […]. Perhaps one day this approach will seem heroic, yet a woman without an operative head is still unable to signal her former world; to observers, she is nearly similar to a deceased person–her skin is cold, and she does not respond when prodded or splashed with water. […] But a compromise is available for those women looking to limit the role of their heads in their behavioral and identity development enterprises.» (p. 121)