The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner:|
ideal of man which haunts the heart of the New Woman.
Those have strangely overlooked some of the most important phenomena of our
modern world, who see in the Woman's Movement of our day any emotional
movement of the female against the male, of the woman away from the man.
We have called the Woman's Movement of our age an endeavour on the part of
women among modern civilised races to find new fields of labour as the old
slip from them, as an attempt to escape from parasitism and an inactive
dependence upon sex function alone; but, viewed from another side, the
Woman's Movement might not less justly be called a part of a great movement
of the sexes towards each other, a movement towards common occupations,
common interests, common ideals, and towards an emotional sympathy between