Give Sanity a Longer Leash, Some of Us Have Sharper Teeth.
It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman.
Yup. This one makes me furious. Women are not mysterious. They are mostly ignored, and taught not to say what they think. So poor men, who have to figure out what women think by making sure that women trust them enough to say the truth.
The one terrible thing seems to me not so much unhappiness—which is inevitable—as being thwarted, stunted, to miss opportunities and not live fully and completely as far as one can.
— Vanessa Bell to her son Julian
We should be home by now.