I Hope

“Remember this: the strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. It is notable that in Communist nations women are exhorted, and compelled, to do what has traditionally been men’s work. American women, some of them, feel triumphant that they have broken down the ‘barricades’ between the work of the sexes. I hope they will still feel triumphant when some commissar forces a shovel or an axe into their soft hands and compels them to pound and cut forests and dig ditches. I hope they will be ‘happy’ when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be ‘free’ she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel ‘fulfilled’ when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and elevators. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted, embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”

- Taylor Caldwell

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19 years young. Redeemed sinner. Compulsive reader. Avid writer. Very muchly in love with the most beautiful girl on the face of the earth.
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6 Responses to I Hope

  1. Christina says:

    Ink, can you share the source? Where can I find it?

  2. I love being a woman. ~N

  3. Faith says:

    The article this comes from is amazing, of course.
    I had to print it and save it when I read it.
    “It is notable that in Communist nations women are exhorted, and compelled, to do what has traditionally been men’s work. American women, some of them, feel triumphant that they have broken down the ‘barricades’ between the work of the sexes.”
    So true and so awful-

  4. Kerri says:

    Women believing they can do the work men have traditionally done is going to be our ruin. If you can get a fire”man” to talk candidly about the impact women, who think they can be a “firefighter”, are having on their job you will be sickened by what you hear. Women are endangering the lives of other firefighters and the general public because they think they can do a job that in reality they are not capable of. This is only one example, what a mess…

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