“Up to now, men and women have not been living in relationship – because woman has never been thought equal. And relationship exists only between equal people; it cannot happen between unequal people. Unless woman is given total freedom, absolute equality, there will be no possibility to relate. Up to now, man has exploited woman, woman has exploited man; there has not been real relationship.
It cannot be, because the way man has treated woman has been basically wrong.
Only between two equal persons is there a possibility of relationship, because fear is not there – one can be open, one can be true, one can be honest. Only between two equal persons, when there is no fear, is there love. Love arises when fear has left you. When fear is there, love cannot enter: they are never together.”