Good line from the series Top of the Lake, set in New Zealand and starring (yet another) female cop with an attitude. Odd, dark, off and atmospheric. All the men, so far, are either brutes, ass-kissers or disappointments. Aside from the bitch cop, all the women are victims, on a spectrum from pathetic to crazy. I hope things become less cartoonish. The New Zealand landscape is jaw-dropping.
Her mother, who may be dying, says to her, "You are cold and hard. And your tragedy is that you you think it's strength. It's not."
A lot of women could listen.