Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Even Smart Women are Silenced

Rebecca Solnit wrote "Men Explain Things to Me: Facts Didn't Get in Their Way"
" . . .Every woman knows what I'm talking about. It's the presumption that makes it hard, at times, for any woman in any field; that keeps women from speaking up and from being heard when they dare; that crushes young women into silence by indicating, the way harassment on the street does, that this is not their world. It trains us in self-doubt and self-limitation just as it exercises men's unsupported overconfidence. . . "
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