... I was struck by the use, by all three, of the word it. Suzanne is "entitled to have it." Janet is compelled to "get rid of it." Kathleen needs to "get it out." It is no doubt shorthand; the word may refer generally to the galaxy of feeling that surrounds female appetite, to the blend of longing and constraint that underlies it, but I suspect it also refers to that ocean of sorrow, to a woman's awereness of its depth and her horror at the volume of need it inspires.
Source: Appetites: Why Women Want, Pages: 172..173
Contributed by: Kimberly