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“There is a hidden fear that somehow, if they are only given a chance, women will suddenly do as they have been done by.”
“For centuries the word 'nature' has been used to bolster prejudices or to express, not reality, but a state of affairs that the user would wish to see.”
“When women discovered the orgasm it was, combined with modern birth control, perhaps the biggest single nail in the coffin of male dominance.”
“... grievance does not make for great art.”
“Providing for one's family as a good husband and father is a watertight excuse for making money hand over fist. Greed may be a sin, exploitation of other people might, on the face of it, look rather nasty, but who can blame a man for 'doing the best' for his children?”
“But the gates of my happy childhood had clanged shut behind me; I had become adult enough to recognize the need to conceal unbearable emotions for the sake of others.”
“... they were used to each other's tiresome little ways, like two pebbles grating against each other through half a century of ebb and flow.”
Eva Figes, German-born English writer
(1932 - 2012)
Full name: Eva Unger Figes.