Adrienne Rich’s Feminist Awakening | New Republic

There are hints throughout her work that she was amused to discover that all the flattery she’d received from her father had been a kind of control…

Bemused by gallantry

we hear our mediocrities over-praised
indolence read as abnegation
slattern thought styled intuition
every lapse forgiven

our crime only to cast too bold a shadow
or smash the mold straight off

Source: Adrienne Rich’s Feminist Awakening | New Republic

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