I'd like to hear more people thoughts on Ocampo's quote:
"It is she who can contribute powerfully to creating a new state of things since all her physical and spiritual being is concentrated on teh very fountain of life- the child. She lives, therefore, closer to the future man, since the childover whom she exercises her power, consciously or unconsciously, is that man" (231).
Like Naomi, I thought of women's responsibility to raise "little men." I also thought somewhat of Republican motherhood, or women's traditional role of raising good male citizens. I think she means we should try to change men's thoughts when we have power of them- as their mothers when they are young. Like she says, "Most grown men don't change, they only wear disguises" (232). I think women have begun to do this. In my experience, I think the some of the generation of men raised by mothers from the feminist era have different attitudes toward women and gender roles.