Quotation by Lillian Breslow Rubin

That myth—that image of the madonna-mother—has disabled us from knowing that, just as men are more than fathers, women are more than mothers. It has kept us from hearing their voices when they try to tell us their aspirations . . . kept us from believing that they share with men the desire for achievement, mastery, competence—the desire to do something for themselves.
Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century), U.S. sociologist and family therapist. Women of a Certain Age, ch. 2 (1979).
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