a culture of deadened women

A Culture of Deadened Women

Any group, society, institution, or organization that encourages women to revile the eccentric; to be suspicious of the new and unusual; to avoid the fervent, the vital, the innovative; to impersonalize the personal, is asking for a culture of dead women...

And in this light, it must be asked at each level how it came to be that any individual woman feels she has to cringe, flinch, grovel, and plead for a life that is her own to begin with.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Women Who Run With the Wolves
 

Tagged: book: "Women Who Run With the Wolves"
writer: Clarissa Pinkola Estes