Eva Figes

Eva Figes

There is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by.More Eva Figes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Monarchs not only fashion their age, but are fashioned by it, so that they can become a sort of personification of the age. If Elizabeth I, independent, strong, represents the age of Shakespeare's heroines, a woman's heyday, Victoria represents another image of womanhood, predominant in the nineteenth century: a woman who, although queen in her own right, leaned on her husband, looked up to him, and went into perpetual mourning after his death. The feminist movement filled her with shocked horror and outrage.More Eva Figes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Sadly, man recognises that the ideal, submissive woman he has created for himself is somehow not quite what he wanted.More Eva Figes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But the gates of my happy childhood had clanged shut behind me; I had become adult enough to recognize the need to conceal unbearable emotions for the sake of others.More Eva Figes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
For centuries the word 'nature' has been used to bolster prejudices or to express, not reality, but a state of affairs that the user would wish to see.More Eva Figes quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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