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These women, whose essential distinction of Motherhood was the dominant note of their whole culture, were strikingly de.cient in what we call ‘‘femininity.’’ This led me very promptly to the conviction that those ‘‘feminine charms’’ we are so fond of are not feminine at all, but mere re.ected masculinity- developed to please us because they had to please us- and in no way essential to the real ful.llment of their great process. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland (1915)