Perhaps more than men, women acknowledge the person, because they see persons with their hearts. They see them independently of various ideological or political systems. They see others in their greatness and limitations; they try to go out to them and help them. In this way the basic plan of the Creator takes flesh in the history of humanity and there is constantly revealed, in the variety of vocations, that beauty–not merely physical, but above all spiritual-which God bestowed from the very beginning on all, and in a particular way on women.
-Blessed John Paul II, Letter to Women, par. 12.-
For more on this subject, read Ch 6 of my book, Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious.