My beautiful border collie/golden retriever mix, Mabel!
A woman is a woman. She only becomes a domestic, a wife, a chattel, a playboy bunny, a prostitute, or a human dictaphone in certain relations. Torn from these relationships, she is no more the helpmate of man than gold in itself is money.
Gayle Rubin, The Traffic in Women: Notes on the “Political Economy” of Sex (via socio-logic)