Sometimes a penis is really just a cacophemism for *power. Why else would antisemitism be so rampant in the world today? Surely Freud would have interposed 'circumcision' into his famed 'penis envy' had he meant it to be taken in the literal sense.
(I realize I might be considered a hater for this, but it is more of a reflection of power struggles and Freudian subtleties.)
People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of natureand it won't hurt your feelingslike it's happening to your clothing.
(Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 40 (August 1972).
Monroe was an extremely famous movie star and "sex symbol." She seemed to be very vulnerable emotionally; her early death was ruled a suicide.)
The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook D," aph. 20, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)