The fact I’m a woman is important and means much to me. -Marilyn Monroe
This is pretty interesting. From Letters of Note (h/t NFP Works):
On April 28th of 1952, medical staff at the Cedars of Lebanon hospital in L.A. wheeled an extremely nervous Marilyn Monroe to surgery where she was to have her appendix removed. Some time later, with Monroe unconscious and the procedure about to begin, doctors pulled back her gown to find the following note taped to her stomach.
Click here for a pic of the letter which reads:
Dear Dr. Rabwin,
cut as little as possible I know it seems vain but that doesn’t really enter in to it. The fact I’m a woman is important and means much to me.
Save please (I can’t ask enough) what you can – I’m in your hands. You have children and you must know what it means – please Dr Rabwin – I know somehow you will!
thank you – thank you – thank you – For God’s sakes Dear Doctor no ovaries removed – please again do whatever you can to prevent large scars.
Thanking you with all my heart.
I wonder what Marilyn would think about how so many women today reject or take for granted the very thing which makes them a woman by deliberately suppressing that part of the female body she knew was so valuable with artificial contraception…