Tuesday, March 8, 2011

the business of men

"... women soon come into opposition to civilization and display their retarding and restraining influence.... Women represent the interests of the family and of sexual life. The work of civilization has become increasingly the business of men, it confronts them with ever more difficult tasks and compels them to carry out instinctual sublimations of which women are little capable." Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents, (1930).

5 comments:

swampthing said...

respect for women, education for children, then we can talk civilization.

Feminista said...

Timely!

A.T. said...

Thanks, swampthing and Feminista.

Angie Valencia said...

I recently wrote an essay on Hegemonic Masculinity and language. Though we have evolved since the passing of Women Rights, it is trully alarming how much engrained prejudice still exists towards women in America.

Taylor Lamb said...

I def respect woman so much