Men to Women by Hurston
Men and women are only different in a physical way, but nothing more. We both have brains, both have hearts and both have feelings. Though our sex organs are different, we are still the same. We can both feel pain, we can both feel anger, and we can both feel bliss. Women and men are the same and every time we try to find differences it is sexist and it is pushing out culture back a little further.
Zora feels this way because she has been burned in her life by men and so have her characters in the book. In her book the first paragraphs show us that men keep fighting for their dreams where as women accept all that happens to them. That doesn't mean that they dont have them, but she depicts them as they give up and waste their lives with accepting heartache.
I disagree. Only certain people do this. I know men who give up on their dreams, and I know other women who dont stop fighting for what they want. It is an individual fight for each person and they choose what they want to do. If someone gives up, in her eyes, doesn't mean it is a woman, it means they are a quitter.
In the last line, she is really holding on to the idea that when a woman has a dream crushed, she is a woman.
Now I have a question...What is a transsexual to her?