I myself cried when I got angry, then became unable to explain why I was angry in the first place. Later I would discover this was endemic among female human beings. Anger is supposed to be “unfeminine” so we suppress it -until it overflows. I could see that not speaking up made my mother feel worse. This was my first hint of the truism that depression is anger turned inward; thus women are twice as likely to be depressed. My mother paid a high price for caring so much, yet being able to do so little about it. In this way, she led me toward am activist place where she herself could never go.
Quotes you may like!
The Strongest Actions For A Woman Is To Love Herself, Be herself And Shine amongst Those Who Never Believed She Could.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. ~ Virginia Woolf
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. ~ Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. ~ Robert Frost
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman. ~ Pearl S. Buck
When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman? ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
You’re always the person you were when you were born,” she says impatiently. “You just keep finding new ways to express it. ~ Gloria Steinem
Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else. ~ Gloria Steinem
so whatever you want to do, just do it…Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential. ~ Gloria Steinem