Needed to reblog this one. As a girl exploring (or potentially lost in the expansive nature of) math and science, and the sea of doubt that follow them when it comes to a girl’s success in the fields, this matters to me. Plus, the Daisy Buchanan quote a little more than halfway down is one of my favorites- besides the other Great Gatsby ones “Her voice is full of money,” and the incredible ending (and Fitzgerald’s epigraph), “So we beat on, boats against the current, born back ceaselessly into the past.” Are our attitudes “born back ceaselessly” too? About these same things? How would/could we break the cycle? Would we want to?
Questions of mine as I was reading. A five minute reflection/reassessment afterwards is necessary, but this is a great piece to read. Makes me want to do something, but presented the harsh reality along with it.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker, epigraph to Miss Representation
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