the septenary (diapholom) wrote,
the septenary
diapholom

The knowingness of little girls Is hidden underneath their curls

¦-¦
For little boys are rancorous
When robbed of any myth,
And spiteful and cantankerous
To all their kin and kith.
But little girls can draw conclusions
And profit from their lost illusions.

I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age

-Phyllis McGinley (1905-78), U.S. poet, author. The Province of the Heart, "The Honor of Being a Woman" (1959)


Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls
-Anthony Hope [Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins] (1863-1933), British author. The Dolly Dialogues, no. 16 (1894)
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