For ages past, women were defined only in relation to other people

, and the definition lingers: a woman may be called a wife and mother for most of her life, while a man is called a husband and father only at his funeral.

Barbara Holland (1933-2010) American author
One’s Company: Reflections on Living Alone, ch. 1 (1992)
Added on 9-May-22 | Last updated 9-May-22
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