Fay Weldon (born 22 September 1931) is an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work has been associated with feminism. In her fiction, Weldon typically portrays contemporary women who find themselves trapped in oppressive situations caused by the patriarchal structure of British society. more »
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''If you put a woman in a man's position, she will be more efficient, but no more kind ...''Fay Weldon (b. 1931), U.S. author. As quoted in Listen to Their Voices, ch. 6, by Mickey Pearlman (1993).
''Young women especially have something invested in being nice people, and it's only when you have children that you realise you're not a nice person at all, but generally a selfish bully.''Fay Weldon (b. 1933), British novelist. Independent on Sunday (London, May 5, 1991).
''We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends.''Fay Weldon (b. 1933), British novelist. The narrator (Praxis Duveen), in Praxis, ch. 19 (1978).
''You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned.''Fay Weldon (b. 1933), British novelist. The narrator (Praxis Duveen), in Praxis, ch. 21 (1978).