Under God: Religion and American Politics

Wills, Garry

Simon & Schuster, 1990

p. 285

Wills quotes the Marquis de Sade, who says it is the duty of any woman (or girl) to submit to any man’s sexual desire at any time and in any form. Nature has proved it by making men stronger. To deny the urge to conquer others, or the right to do it, is “Sade’s version of the ‘fall’ of man into the ‘perversion’ of self-denial.”