Female Focus Friday: Anaïs Nin Quote


7 thoughts on “Female Focus Friday: Anaïs Nin Quote

  1. Wow, this is such a wonderful, insightful quote and it really resonates with me. I guess this quote cleverly reinforces yet concurrently subverts this (sexist) idea that women fall for strong, dominant, masculine men because they want to feel safe and secure and taken care of. Nin basically reinforces this idea that women seek strong, dominant men—not because they are weak, but because strong men challenge them, highlight their own strength and are sophisticated enough to know that women are as fundamentally complex and flawed as men (or, as she put it, the courage to treat women like actual women). Wonderful. Thank you for sharing it!


    • Wow. This is like the most awesome comment ever. I might frame it. Wow. That’s all I can say. I feel like so dumb in comparison to you. (Yes I used the like twice already.)

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  2. Reblogged this on A Blog to Regret and commented:
    A week ago, my friend Ronovan posted this lovely quote by the Spanish French-Cuban writer Anaïs
    Nin and it really got me thinking.

    You know, I have always been bothered by this persistent idea that women seek out strong men because they themselves are weak and vulnerable and therefore need powerful men to take care of them. Wrong. Strong women want strong men. I too desire a powerful man, and I am unapologetic about that. A man who dares to challenge me, whose strength brings out my own, and who is sophisticated enough to understand that I am a as fundamentally complex and flawed as him, or, as Nin puts it beautifully, “a man who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”

    I can take care of myself well enough, thank you very much.

    Keep blogging, soldiers.

    – S.


  3. I like a lot of her quotes.

    “We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”

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