This part was quoted from The Broken Wings one of the literary works of Khalil Gibran that I liked.
I think it’s true, what do you think?
The poets and writers are trying to understand the reality of woman,
but up to this day they have not understood the hidden secrets
of her heart because they look upon her from
behind the sexual veil
and see nothing but externals;
they look upon her through the magnifying glass of hatefulness
and find nothing except weakness and submission.
In another occasion she said, pointing to the carved pictures
on the walls of the temple,
“In the heart of this rock there are two symbols depicting
the essence of a woman’s
desires and revealing the hidden secrets of her soul,
moving between love and sorrow
between affection and sacrifice,
between Ishtar sitting on the throne and
Mary standing by the cross.
The man buys glory and reputation,
but the woman pays the price.
The Broken Wings
by: Kahlil Gibran