ozarque (ozarque) wrote,
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Sexism in and out of the workplace; part two; afternote....

The comments you've made about this morning's post have been almost entirely supportive; I thank you for them, and I believe I understand what you're saying. The problem is -- as I perceive it -- that as long as women who find themselves in a situation like the one I described go on doing the kind of thing I did, situations like that will continue. I was in fact contributing to the sexist system that was putting me in that situation; I didn't have the courage to do what I knew was right and then deal with the consequences, whatever they might have been.

My weakest point is my children (and of course now my grandchildren). I think of the children who walked through that howling mob in Little Rock to desegregate its schools, and kept on going back day after day. And I know absolutely that I could have done that myself if it had been something an adult could do, but I would never have been able to muster the courage to send my children to do it. Somebody's children had to do it, and there's no reason on this earth why mine should have been exempt; but I never could have found the courage or the strength to send them.
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    I just want to mention something here, in case you're not already aware of it. I want to mention the extraordinary craftsmanship that's demonstrated…

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