Chapter 3: More than a Woman

More than a Woman

…I subsequently found out that this inane logic was quite widespread amongst women of my mother’s generation, of the Anglo-Saxon culture and for that matter all patriarchal cultures. Girls were treated differently emotionally. Boys were more revered and treated delicately, especially eldest sons. The separation was no longer so much in the traditional division over roles and responsibilities or about what girls were capable of achieving, but more about boundaries and the distance that boys and girls were allowed to travel in their lives…

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