Thursday, June 5, 2008

Echoing Woolf

She remembered how, as a young man, she had insisted that woman must be obedient, chaste, scented, and exquisitely apparelled. "Now I shall have to pay in my own person for those desires," she reflected; 'for woman are not (judging by my own short experience of the sex) obedient, chaste, scented, and exquisitely apparelled by nature. They can only attain these graces, without which they may enjoy none of the delights of life, by the most tedious discipline." (Orlando)

'Are these photos for narcissistic or publicity purposes?'

To those who are woman this will not apply - you are yourselves the problem.

SIGMUND FREUD, "Femininity," 1933

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