"The girl and the woman, in their new, individual unfolding, will only in passing be imitators of male behavior and misbehavior and repeaters of male professions. After the uncertainty of such transitions, it will become obvious that women were going through the abundance and variation of those (often ridiculous) disguises just so that they could purify their own essential nature and wash out the deforming influences of the other sex. Women, in whom life lingers and dwells more immediately, more fruitfully, and more confidently, must surely have become riper and more human in their depths than light, easygoing man, who is not pulled down beneath the surface of life by the weight of any bodily fruit and who, arrogant and hasty, undervalues what he thinks he loves. This humanity of woman, carried in her womb through all her suffering and humiliation, will come to light when she has stripped off the conventions of mere femaleness in the transformations of her outward status, and those men who do not yet feel it approaching will be astonished by it. Someday (and even now, especially in the countries of northern Europe, trustworthy signs are already speaking and shining), someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being." Rilke
And she’s taller than most And she’s looking at me I can see her eyes looking from a page in a magazine Oh she makes me feel like I could be a tower A big strong tower She got the power to be The power to give The power to see
” On Monday, a University of North Carolina hospital in Chapel Hill will open the country’s first free-standing perinatal psychiatry unit.”
Each year, Raines sees hundreds of women suffering from postpartum depression.
“I’ve had women come in here for a session and have said, ‘All I want you to do is give me the name of an adoption agency, because there’s got to be a better mother out there for this baby than me,’” she says.
Props to UNC and Dr. Meltzer-Brody for addressing this need.
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Bruni juxtaposes the troubles of a female-light Congress with the success of women in other industries this summer.
“Especially because I had been so focused on Washington and its stormy climate of reigning men. Despite the long strides women have made in public life, they were absent from center stage in the debt-ceiling melodrama, which, at times, seemed a cautionary tale of testosterone run amok.”