Myth

Famous quotes containing the word myth:

    How then can we account for the persistence of the myth that inside the empty nest lives a shattered and depressed shell of a woman—a woman in constant pain because her children no longer live under her roof? Is it possible that a notion so pervasive is, in fact, just a myth?
    Lillian Breslow Rubin (20th century)

    The myth of black women profiting at the expense of black men is the oldest rap around.
    Johnnetta Betsch Cole (b. 1936)

    The myth of motherhood as martyrdom has been bred into women, and behavioral scientists have helped embellish the myth with their ideas of correct “feminine” behavior. If women understand that they do not have to ignore their own needs and desires when they become mothers, that to be self-interested is not to be selfish, it will help them to avoid the trap of overattachment.
    Grace Baruch (20th century)