Sunday, July 24, 2011

More on Machen and Women

From Arthur Machen's short story "The White People," written sometime in the 1890s:
"But shouldn't we experience a certain horror - a terror such as you hinted we would experience if a rose tree sang - in the mere presence of an evil man?"

"We should if we were natural: children and women feel this horror you speak of, even animals experience it. But with most of us convention and civilization and education have blinded and deafened and obscured the natural reason."
Women are like children and animals and lack proper civilization. Riiiiight. Again, this type of shit is why I'm actually glad Lovecraft had so few female characters.


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