where the writers are

"...thinking, for women, cannot be shut off from carnal sensoriality:  the metaphysical body/soul dichotomy is, in these women, unbearable; they describe thought as physical happiness, eros for them is not dissociable from agape and vice versa." says Julia Kristeva. 

I come across this today as I correct the page proofs of This Incredible Need to Believe, which I translated last year for Columbia.  These women":  Kristeva means the subjects of her trilogy Feminine Genius:  Arendt, Klein, Colette.

But I am suspicious of generalizations like this; they seem to fall too neatly into stereotypes of the feminine.