The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays : Vol. I (of 2)
In re-reading these papers I am more than ever convinced that I have struck the right chord of condemnation, and advocated the best virtues and most valuable characteristics of women. I neither soften nor retract a line of what I have said. One of the modern phases of womanhood-hard, unloving, mercenary, ambitious, without domestic faculty and devoid of healthy natural instincts-is still to me a pitiable mistake and a grave national disaster. And I think now, as I thought when I wrote these papers, that a public and professional life for women is incompatible with the discharge of their highest duties or the cultivation of their noblest qualities. I think now, as I thought then, that the sphere of human action is determined by the fact of sex, and that there does exist both natural limitation and natural direction. This creed, which summarizes all that I have said in extenso, I repeat with emphasis, and maintain with the conviction of long years of experience.
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- MS Eliza Lynn Linton
- Paperback | 134 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
- Publication date
- 02 Mar 1883
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