For she knew that she had always her price of ransom—her femaleness.
Without Maleness, Femaleness has no significance—no existence, in fact.
In the many books about women it is, naturally, their femaleness that has been studied and enlarged upon.
Sex—that is to say, maleness and femaleness—is present from the moment of birth, and in every act or deed of every child.
Biologists now generally prefer to say that a fertilized egg is "predisposed" to maleness or femaleness, instead of "determined."
If the total dose of maleness exceeds the total dose of femaleness, the sex will be male, and vice versa.
In her femaleness she felt a secret riches, a reserve, she had always the price of freedom.
Which new power, when reawakened to function in a female organism, manifests in a further degree of Femaleness.
She has bartered away for femaleness the possibility of ever receiving a double dose of this factor.
Her problem is to get the factor on which the quality depends into an ovum that carries also the factor for femaleness.