quotes tagged with 'masculinity'

Why they are alive I don't know, but I'm afraid they won't live long: they are sunken and grey-faced and just strong enough to say, 'Anyway, I'm out of the trench now.'

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 69Saved by highflyingbabe in knowledge masculinity death trauma wound 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

they'd had a hot time, but were full of grit.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 13Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity shield trauma wound 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

many very bad cases, fractures spine, a nearly dying lung case, a boy with wound in lung and live, three pneumonias, some bad enterics (though the worst had not been moved).

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 35Saved by highflyingbabe in body suffering knowledge masculinity witness trauma wound 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The men looked what they were, British to the bone; no one could take them for any other nation a mile off. Clean, straight, thin, sunburnt, clear-eyes, all at their Active Service best, no pallid rolls of fat on their faces like the French.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 27Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty masculinity sexuality 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have expected that one or two of the patients would get out of bed and try to rape me, but I soon discovered that none of them were in a position to rape anybody

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 374Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering masculinity gender witness 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

from the constant handling of their lean, muscular bodies, I came to understand the essential cleanliness, the innate nobility, of sexual love on its physical side.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 166Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity sexuality intimacy touch 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Short of actually going to bed with them, there was hardly an intimate service that I did not perform for one or another in the course of four years, and I still have reason to be thankful for the knowledge of masculine functioning which the care of them gave me, and for my early release for the sex-inhibitions

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 165Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity gender youth femininity sexuality touch 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Throughout my two decades of life, I have never looked upon the nude body of an adult male; I had never even seen a naked boy-child since the nursery days when, at the age of four or five, I used to share my evening baths with Edward.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 165Saved by highflyingbabe in masculinity gender youth femininity sexuality 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

his uniform and little moustache had changed him from a boy into a man.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 114Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity gender 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

the "Three Musketeers," like so many others, were not only willing but anxious to risk their lives in order to save the face of a Foreign Secretary who had committed his country to an armed policy without consulting it beforehand.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 99Saved by highflyingbabe in patriotism duty masculinity gender 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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