Henry Makow Ph.D. — henrymakow.com Sept 22, 2013
I have been attending a small vegetarian cooking class. The teacher is a woman aged 70 who could pass for 55. There is another female classmate, a French Canadian retired teacher in her 60’s who is also quite vivacious.
Normally I don’t notice women my age (almost 64) but there is something uncannily different about these ladies. I felt so relaxed in their presence that I almost fell asleep. Then I realized what it was: these women are feminine. I had stumbled upon a species that is almost extinct: “woman.”
Like myself, these women came of age in the 1960’s, a time of transition. But, in high school, girls still took home economics and boys took shop. Boys asked girls out on “dates” – to dances or the movies. Premarital sex was still frowned upon and illegitimate children were called “bastards.” A popular song had the chorus: “Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.” We were taught to question authority, not our gender.