Meredith Tax on Stereotypes about Women

"We have to imagine what we could have been if we had not been taught from birth that we are stupid, unable to analyze anything, "intuitive," "passive", physically weak, hysterical, overemotional, dependent by nature, incapable of defending against any attack, fit only to be the housekeeper, sex object, and emotional service center for some man or men and children. And then only if we're lucky--otherwise we must act out a commerical mockery of those roles as someone else's secretary."