Day 20: Quote Lingering in My Thoughts All Day

3 Mar

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive. ~Marya Mannes

This reminds me of the popular phrase at Duke when I was still a student there: Effortless Perfection. How many of us are STILL pursuing this so that we don’t have to feel guilty about being human?

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One Response to “Day 20: Quote Lingering in My Thoughts All Day”

  1. Crystal M March 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    It reminds a bit about how we used to joke around during Filipino dinners and say “Oh, you can get married now” because one of the ladies had cooked a good meal. While in jest, it can be rooted in the idea that well, never mind that a woman was smart or articulate, its her ability to do domestic deeds that qualify her to be a “fit wife”.

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