I'm reading "The Sex Contract" by Helen E. Fisher. She starts each chapter with a quote and thought I'd share the one I just read.
It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed. Nay, she often does wait motionless. That is how the spider waits for the fly. But the spider spins her web. And if the fly, like my hero, shews a strength that promises to extricate him, how swiftly does she abandon her pretence of passiveness, and openly fling coil after coil about him until he is secured forever.
- George Bernard Shaw, from the introduction to Man and Superman