Emily Putnam

Emily Putnam

The idle wife ranked with the ornamentally wrought weapon and with the splendid offering to the gods as a measure of the man's power to waste, and therefore his superiority over other men. ... As is the case with any other object of art, her uselessness is her use.More Emily Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The lady is proverbial for her skill in eluding definition ... she may be described merely as the female of the favored social class.More Emily Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
the lady is almost the only picturesque survival in a social order which tends less and less to tolerate the exceptional. ... In the age-long war between men and women, she is a hostage in the enemy's camp. Her fortunes do not rise and fall with those of women but with those of men.More Emily Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maternity is on the face of it an unsociable experience. The selfishness that a woman has learned to stifle or to dissemble where she alone is concerned, blooms freely and unashamed on behalf of her offspring.More Emily Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In contemporary society [the typical lady] is an archaism, and can't hardly understand herself unless she knows her own history.More Emily Putnam quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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