I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.
Anne Lamott tagged in women
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Mary Wollstonecraft tagged in women