Re: [sixties-l] Women

From: William Mandel (
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 22:11:16 CUT

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    When one faces a live audience, whether in a classroom, lecture
    hall, or whatever, it is possible to encourage female
    participation either verbally or by giving women preference when
    pointing to raised hands. In 1975, when touring with my book,
    Soviet Women (Doubleday-Anchor; still very worth reading, because
    it was a comparative study done with the women's liberation
    movement in mind and edited with close attention to the
    page-by-page criticisms of one prominent feminist as well as my
    wife and daughter), I often found male students the first to
    stick their hands up in classrooms. I would say that it was about
    time they gave women a chance, and that always brought women's
    hands up.
       On the Internet, one reads what is posted. It is a fact that
    many women still hang back, whether from a lifetime of being put
    down, or from having an unequal burden of duties, or for more
    subtle, complex, and not yet full-understood reasons.
                                            William Mandel

    monkerud wrote:
    > >i would like to apologize to the women on the sixties list. Thanks to the
    > >insight
    > >of Roz Payne i realize that the list is dominated by men ranting and raving,
    > >myself being one of them, just the same as it was in the 60's. If there
    > >is any
    > >hope for the country and the world it is the female point of view and the
    > >leadership of women. One half of human history belongs to women but we are
    > >overwhelmed with the male point of view.
    > >
    > Women certainly have their voices today and one thing about the internet is
    > men can't overtalk them, change the subject or try to quiet them, like we
    > did AT THE BEGINNING of the 60s. I've sent posts to several women from
    > Black Bear whom I thought might want to participate, but haven't seen them
    > here. Could it be men can talk tirelessly about these subjects while women
    > have better things to do :-) ....
    > best, Don Monkerud
    > Don Monkerud
    > (PDF download)
    > Black Bear Mining & Publishing Company
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    > Aptos, CA 95003
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