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Patience Is a (Feminist) Virtue

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Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can
Seldom found in woman, never found in man.

We often hear that patience is a virtue, but the second half of the sentiment goes largely unspoken: patience is a virtue for women. What is patience, exactly? In Helper by Design, Elyse Fitzpatrick’s guide to submitting to your man in the name of God, patience is defined as the “power to endure without complaint something which is disagreeable.” That’s right, ladies—our gender is number one in leading lives of quiet desperation.

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