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Quote interpretation

Posted by R. Berg on January 07, 2003

In Reply to: Quote interpretation posted by Sakura on January 07, 2003

: What is this quote mean? "Woman must not depand upon the protection of man but must be taught to protect herself"~ Post here if you know. Thanks

To a native speaker of English, the meaning is clear. I don't know which part of the quotation is unclear to you, so I'll try to explain all of it. The quotation expresses the idea that every woman should take care of herself and avoid dangers rather than expecting a man to take care of her and protect her against all bad things that may come from the outside world. In some societies in the past, women expected their fathers, brothers, or husbands to protect them, and the writer of the quoted sentence is saying it is time for women to take that responsibility on themselves.