Three of the things most important to me are sexuality, feminism, and humor. I have written, taught, researched, and lectured for many years about the first two, and the third has been my lifelong companion. I've often felt that I could handle almost anything except waking up one day no longer funny. Who would I be; how would I stand myself? As a person to whom being funny always came easily, I have sometimes wondered just exactly what I was doing. Is it about being angry a lot? Raised to have an outsider's view of things? Speaking before you think?