Quotes of Charade

“ Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ It might sound a paradoxical thing to say — for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time — but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms in order to avoid making those impositions on you that are in the end both the training ground and proving ground for true independence… ”

- Midge Decter
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