Thursday, October 6, 2011

Her Femaleness

Thursday, October 6, 2011

An all-containing will in her for complete independence, complete social independence, complete independence from any personal authority, kept her dullishly at her studies. For she knew that she had always her price of ransom—her femaleness. She was always a woman, and what she could not get because she was a human being, fellow to the rest of mankind, she would get because she was a female, other than the man. In her femaleness she felt a secret riches, a reserve, she had always the price of freedom. 
( D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow, 1915)


Arti said...

Beautifully written!
Could not follow mankind because I am a woman, good one!
Have a fabulous day Angeli:)

Anonymous said...

amen. :)

down boy!

Loree said...

lovely photo of you. I read The Rainbow in my early 20s. I do not think I really appreciated what it was about. Maybe one day I will read it again.

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