Sunday, August 13, 2006

The desire of a woman

The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.
- Madame de Stael, writer (1766-1817)

This quotation is so like a novelist. De Stael writes from a distinctly female perspective with the objective of appealing to women.

"The desire of the man" is said to be primal, natural, the biological imperative to reproduce. "The desire of the woman" is sensual, personal, wanting of affirmation and commitment.

I submit that men place being desired by a woman to be as important and self-affirming as the desire of the woman.

An opinion from a man's perspective.

Bill Allin
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