Reinventing Womanhood

by Carolyn G. Heilbrun

Hardcover, 1979




WW Norton & Co (1979), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 244 pages


"Men have monopolized human experience, leaving women unable to imagine themselves as both ambitious and female. If I imagine myself (woman has always asked) whole, active, a self, will I not cease, in some profound way, to be a woman? The answer must be: imagine, and the old idea of womanhood be damned. . . . Let us imagine ourselves as selves, as at once striving and female. Womanhood can be what we say it is, not what they have always told us it was."


Physical description

244 p.; 8.1 inches


0393012107 / 9780393012101

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literary studies

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