Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.


She says:
One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.

Henry and Jennifer discuss the relative merits of de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.

He says:
Man is not the enemy here, but the fellow victim.


She says:
Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.


He says:
It is ridiculous to tell girls to be quiet when they enter a new field, or an old one, so the men will not notice they are there. A girl should not expect special privileges, because of her sex, but neither should she "adjust" to prejudice and discrimination.

6 comments:

Roddy said...

The tone of the conversation means nothing to me.
These deep and meaningful conversations must take place after my departure, as I don't have any recollection of the vocalisation of these thoughts whilst I am present.

Barcelona m'enamora said...

Beautiful photo of a child and his mum...simply charming.

Pilar

Rhapsody B. said...

He said/she said....
Interesting conversation, points well taken and argued.

Take care....
stay blessed, Rhapsody

Carola said...

I have to say that, because this is great work: this titel, incredible discussion and this lovely photo.

Kris said...

Roddy, it went over your head.

Pilar, it was a nice day for it, despite the wind and cold!

Rhapsody, we're all feminists in our house.

Carola, thank you!

Roddy said...

Ok Kris, I'm not that short.