'Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and speak
“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you cant practice any other virtue consistently.”
No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself or to another to prove his courage, ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth.
(Andrea Dworkin (b. 1946), U.S. feminist critic. Speech, first delivered to Queens College, City University of New York, March 12, 1975. "The Sexual Politics of Fear and Courage," published in Our Blood, ch. 5 (1976).)