Faulkner’s work was deeply embedded in the oral tradition of the south, and has a strong sense of place.
The mothering instinct causes women to ensure everyone feels equally valued rather than “left out." This can have serious policy consequences when women occupy public office. Mothering does well in the home, but disastrously in government.
Catholic macho-man influencers tell men to "man up" and fix themselves and their marriages through self-mortification. By contrast, Catholic ladies are told to indulge themselves and "discover their dignity." There is something wrong here.