Thursday, September 5, 2013

The constant inventing of the wheel

“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

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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