A capacity for the other Print
By Joseph Ratzinger   
Thursday, 17 November 2011

Among the fundamental values linked to women’s actual lives is what has been called a "capacity for the other.” Although a certain type of feminist rhetoric makes demands “for ourselves,” women preserve the deep intuition of the goodness in their lives of those actions which elicit life, and contribute to the growth and protection of the other. This intuition is linked to women’s physical capacity to give life. Whether lived out or remaining potential, this capacity is a reality that structures the female personality in a profound way.


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