There's an ongoing discussion of a woman's power when it comes to her role in a marriage. What does she give away? What does she submit? What does she appear to relinquish yet simultaneously retain? I found that these dualities were hardly limited to 'wifery.' The workforce calls for this compromise. Any familial tie. Religion.
Anyhow, I wanted something that would speak to my life in a holistic fashion and I thought that Elizabeth Burton's words did so in highlighting the compromises we have to make for society, for progress and in seeking the ever precarious balance of ownership of the self and engagement in life.