Conversation is not an equal opportunity activity. Sally McConnell-Ginet I found this quote in Deborah Cameron’s Feminism and Linguistic Theory, as part of a discussion of men’s (vs. women’s) dominant linguistic strategies.
The presence of love does not in itself argue for either equality of status nor fullness of communication. Hacker, Helen Mayer. “Women as a Minority Group.” Social Forces 30.1 (1951): 64.
thesuperjew: Obama mentions his wife in his victory speech: “…The woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago” Romney mentions his wife in his concession speech: “… The woman I chose to marry” It’s amazing how someone’s views on equality can come out in one simple sentence Good point.
‘What has been eroticized by male dominant systems of all kinds is dominance and passivity. We need to eroticize equality. I always say to audiences of men: “Cooperation beats submission. Trust me.”’ Gloria Steinem, Big Think Interview (via petitefeministe)