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Friday, 18 March 2011

A quote a day for Women's History Month: 18th March

[N]o doubt about it, ideas about what women can do, and do well, have changed. And what women mind has changed. Male behaviour, from the caddish to the outright violent, that until recently was accepted without demurral is seen today as outrageous by many women who not so long ago were putting up with it themselves and who would still protest indignantly if someone described them as feminists.
Susan Sontag, 'A Photograph is Not an Opinion. Or Is It?' (1999), in Where the Stress Falls: essays (2003)
Which is a useful apercu that things do change and attitudes alter and the alteration diffuses beyond the original protesters against things as they were.

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