Woman

A woman (/ˈwʊmən/), pl: women (/ˈwɪmɨn/) is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "Women's rights". Unlike men, women are typically capable of giving birth.

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Erathipa
... mythology, Erathipa is a boulder that has the shape of a pregnant woman contained within Erathipa are the souls of dead children which can inhabit the bodies of fertile young women ... opening in one side from which the souls of the children imprisoned in it watch for a woman to pass by so that they may be reborn in her ... stick, crying "Don't come to me, I am an old woman!" The idea implicit in all these rites, is that certain stones have the power to make sterile women fruitful, either because of ...
Pudicitia - As Virtue
... The story of Lucretia shows that the more virtuous a woman was, the more appealing she was to potential adulterers ... The way a man or woman presented him or herself in public, and the persons they interacted with caused others to pass judgment on their pudicitia ... For example, if a woman was seen associating with men other than her husband people would make a negative judgment on her pudicitia ...
Quantifier Shift - Examples
... Every person has a woman that is their mother ... Therefore, there is a woman that is the mother of every person ... It is fallacious to conclude that there is one woman who is the mother of all people ...
Woman - Education - OECD Countries - Education
... While women account for more than half of university graduates in several OECD countries, they receive only 30% of tertiary degrees granted in science and engineering fields, and women account for only 25% to 35% of researchers in most OECD countries. ...
Elizabeth Barry - Early Career
... genre." Barry was always described as being a plain woman ... Even though Barry was "the ugliest Woman" in the world off stage, wrote the anonymous A Comparison Between the Two Stages (1702), she was "the finest Woman in the World upon ...

Famous quotes containing the word woman:

    Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)

    No culture on earth outside of mid-century suburban America has ever deployed one woman per child without simultaneously assigning her such major productive activities as weaving, farming, gathering, temple maintenance, and tent-building. The reason is that full-time, one-on-one child-raising is not good for women or children.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)

    Man is a question; woman is an answer. The mistake women make today is to offer themselves as answers before being questioned.
    José Bergamín (1895–1983)