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Title: Gender in the mirror
Keywords: Women Social conditions
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Description: My work is to inhabit the silences with which I have lived and fill them with myself until they have the sounds of brightest day and the loudest thunder. —Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. —Virginia Woolf A Room of One's Own These quotations strike two themes that have always fascinated me— silence and voice, and mirroring and images. For me, what is so galvanizing about these themes is that they converge on questions about reflection and self-determination. How does one understand who one is and how one should live? How does self-understanding depend on speaking in one's own voice? How does one find one's own voice? And, supposing that one does, how then does one get heard? How does one translate one's selfunderstanding into action? How does one lead a life that is one's own?
ISBN: 0-19-514040-0
Appears in Collections:Gender Studies

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