The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:|
community, human society, was made for good. And being made,
it had taken over the ancient tasks of the woman, one by one,
until now in its modern forms it cherished more sedulously
than she did, it educated, it housed and comforted, it
clothed and served and nursed, leaving the wife privileged,
honoured, protected, for the sake of tasks she no longer did
and of a burthen she no longer bore. "Progress has
TRIVIALIZED women," said the doctor, and made a note of the
word for later consideration.
"And woman has trivialized civilization," the doctor tried.
"She has retained her effect of being central, she still