Maureen F. Fitzgerald, PhD



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Fifty years ago French feminist thinker Simone de Beauvoir proclaimed in The Second Sex (1952): “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” With these electrifying words de Beauvoir asserted that women were defined not through biology or psychology, but through the social and cultural experience of having to constantly be the “other”
“What frightens you of the great unknown – disappointment, being let down, ignored, denied your worth? Whatever you’re afraid of, your feeling isn’t separate from you; it’s your projection; it’s what you expect. You fear failure because you expect failure because you have failed in the past. You fear abandonment because you expect abandonment
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