Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
This quote highlights the societal restrictions imposed on women, comparing it to the belief that the earth was flat and perilous to explore. Women have traditionally been discouraged from stepping outside their prescribed roles. However, the quote expresses the courage and determination of those women who defied societal expectations and demonstrated that venturing into the unknown did not result in their downfall. It emphasizes the faith in feminism, asserting that women will continue to challenge boundaries and prove that they are capable of achieving great things beyond the limitations imposed upon them.
What people had had shed and left--a pair of shoes, a shooting cap, some faded skirts and coats in wardrobes--those alone kept the human shape and in the emptiness indicated how once they were filled and animated; how once hands were busy with hooks and buttons; how once the looking-glass had held a face; had held a world hollowed out in which a figure turned, a hand flashed, the door opened, in came children rushing and tumbling; and went out again. Now, day after day, light turned, like a flower reflected in water, its sharp image on the wall opposite. Only the shadows of the trees, flourishing in the wind, made obeisance on the wall, and for a moment darkened the pool in which light reflected itself; or birds, flying, made a soft spot flutter slowly across the bedroom floor.