Karen Blixen Quote

There is hardly any other sphere in which prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and just as it must have been an inexpressable relief for humanity when it shook off the burden of religious prejudice and superstition, I think it will be truly glorious when women become real people and have the whole world open before them.


Letter to her sister Elle (1923); later published in Letters from Africa: 1914-1931 (1981) edited by Frans Lasson, translated by Anne Born.

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There is hardly any other sphere in which prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and...

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There is hardly any other sphere in which prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and...

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There is hardly any other sphere in which prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and...

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There is hardly any other sphere in which prejudice and superstition of the most horrific kind have been retained so long as in that of women, and...