From VANITY FAIR(1914-1936)’s first editorial, March 1914
"FOR women we intend to do something in a noble and missionary spirit, something which, so far as we can observe, has never been done for them by an American magazine. We mean to make frequent appeals to their intellects. We dare believe they are, in their best moments, creatures of some cerebral activity; we even make bold to believe that it is they who are contributing what is most original, stimulating, and highly magnetized to the literature of our day, and we hereby announce ourselves as determined and bigoted feminists."
To be forever broken more and more,
By now the bodies of matter would have been
So far reduced by breakings in old days
That from them nothing could, at season fixed,
Be born, and arrive its prime and of life.
Lucretius, On The Nature of Things
The most beautiful parts of humanity up against the realities of nature. 2000 years ago, goosebumps now.