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The Archipelago of Arrogance

April 14, 2008

"Most women fight wars on two fronts, one for whatever the putative topic is and one simply for the right to speak, to have ideas, to be acknowledged to be in possession of facts and truths, to have value, to be a human being. Things have certainly gotten better, but this war won't end in my lifetime. I'm still fighting it, for myself certainly, but also for all those younger women who have something to say, in the hope that they will get to say it."

--from "Men Explain Things to Me: Facts Didn't Get in Their Way," by Rebecca Solnit

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