Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Throughout history there has been a universal tradition that the differences between the sexes are reflected in the character of male and female as well as in their physical structure. The attributes have been seen as complementary, not only in men and women but in all things. Events in nature and history have been explained by this universal principle. In Taoism, for example, the two principles, the Yin and the Yang, the feminine and the masculine, are parts of a unity. The feminine principle embodies all that is calm, dark, cool, passive, and receptive. The masculine principle embodies everything active, light, warm, and generative.
Decker, Sylvia, "A Comparison of the Concept of the Female Role as held by Women in New York City with that of a Woman in the Midwest" (1972). Student Work. 1912.