WHAT’S IN A NAME?
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet… Romeo, doff thy name, and for that name which is no part of thee, take all myself.” (William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”)
Woman is one with Nature. As a force, she controls without intending to; she follows without submitting. She embodies the spirit of cooperation, not because she reasons it out but because her nature embraces the whole.
Can anything be greater than the miracle and vastness of Creation? At her core a woman is the totality of the life forces that engender creation, but it seems that this is not enough. Unawares, a woman persistently defines herself, chooses to be defined, and sets out to fulfil the expectations of others. What does it take to see that her opinions of herself are controlled by others, and by a patriarchal model of the past?
To answer the proverbial question, “who am I?” instead of becoming aware of ourselves feeling, we look to references, precedent, opinions and expectations with the hope that others […]