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The Problem With Men Explaining Things


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"Most of my life, I would have doubted myself and backed down. Having public standing as a writer of history helped me stand my ground, but few women get that boost, and billions of women must be out there on this 6-billion-person planet being told that they are not reliable witnesses to their own lives, that the truth is not their property, now or ever. This goes way beyond Men Explaining Things, but it's part of the same archipelago of arrogance."

We have to practice not doubting ourselves and not backing down because of that. 

"Being women, we were politely out of earshot before we started laughing, and we've never really stopped."

That's a good line. 

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