Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

The real trouble about women is that they must always go on trying to adapt themselves to men's theories of women, as they always have done. When a woman is thoroughly herself, she is being what her type of man wants her to be. When a woman is hysterical it's because she doesn't quite know what to be, which pattern to follow, which man's picture of woman to live up to.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "Give Her a Pattern," Assorted Articles, Secker (1930).
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