Fanning and Politics

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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    "Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to...
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    I’d like to add that what’s also depressingly crushing is when women do this to women…not to gender bait or anything.
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