Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.
All art is an intensely vulnerable gesture, and it is made with no small amounts of risk, and fear. So, I have plenty of sympathy for self-defense mechanisms, especially among artists.
I have a lot of sympathy with the ideas and frustration of the Occupy movement. I absolutely agree with the sense that Wall Street has brought an economic calamity to the middle class and that no one has been held accountable.
Having a baby can be a scream.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.