Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ignorant Women

“Men develop ideas and systems of explanation by absorbing past knowledge and critiquing and superseding it. Women, ignorant of their own history [do] not know what women before them had thought and taught. So generation after generation, they [struggle] for insights others had already had before them, [resulting in] the constant inventing of the wheel.”

– Gerda Lerner, The Creation of Feminist Consciousness

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