“Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience; but, as blind obedience is ever sought for by power, tyrants and sensualists are in the right when they endeavour to keep women in the dark, because the former only wants slaves, and the latter a play-thing. The sensualist, indeed, has been the most dangerous of tyrants, and women have been duped by their lovers, as princes by their ministers, whilst dreaming that they reigned over them.”

– Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Woman

This is exactly what I feel when I meet with a man, and the cause of my constant and endless confusion, uneasiness of mind, doubt, and fear.

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