Adrienne Rich Quotes: I Did Not Then Understand That Wethe

I Did Not Then Understand That We-the Women Of That Academic Community-as In So Many Middle-class Communities Of The Period-were Expected To Fill Both The Part Of The Victorian Lady Of Leisure, The Angel In The House, And Also Of The Victorian Cook, Scullery Maid, Laundress, Governess, And Nurse. I Only Sensed That There Were False Distractions Sucking At Me, And I Wanted Desperately To Strip My Life Down To What Was Essential. June
— Adrienne Rich —

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