Mind over Matter

  • Eva Figes
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Abstract

As Freud remarked, throughout history men have knocked their heads against the riddle of the nature of femininity. As for women, well, they were themselves the problem. ‘Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year?’ Virginia Woolf asked her audience of girl students in A Room of One’s Own. ‘Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?’

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© Eva Figes 1986

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