"In general, women are much more interested in others. This can be seen,
for example, in the use of transitive verbs with the person as the animate
object - ‘je le lave’ [I wash him], m’aimes-tu?’ [do you love me?] - or of
prepositions expressing intersubjectivity; avec [with], entre [between, amongst],
a [to], pour [for], etc.[. . .] Women are more attentive to the question of place:
they are close to things, to others (autres, which is related to one of the
indo-european roots of the verb etre [to be]."
- Jane Rendell -