"Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself." Marguerite Yourcenar.
If Yourcenar is right then men are as badly cheated as are women. There follow two posts on women as women. The first deals with women in Islam. The second deals with a woman who is herself. When societies destroy the lives of women, they also destroy the lives of men. When men destroy the lives of women, they also destroy themselves. When a beautiful and lovely girl dies she destroys herself and hurts those who remain. but that would be her life, and I love her for it because it is her life and her life alone. If I were part it, so much the better for us both. I wasn't. I love her from afar, the goddess herself.