Month: November 2010

I have urged on Woman independence of Man,

not that I do not think the sexes mutually needed by one another,

but because in Woman this fact has led to an excessive devotion,

which has cooled love, degraded marriage, and prevented either sex

from being what it should be to itself or the other.

I wish Woman to live,

first for God’s sake.

Then she will not make an imperfect man her god,

and thus sink to idolatry.

Then she will not take what is

not fit for her from a sense of weakness and poverty.

Then, if she finds what she needs in Man embodied,

she will know how to love,


be worthy of being loved.


Margaret Fuller