"BU is not designed for us, and this BU does not belong to us just as our bodies and our minds do not and have not belonged to us since our rights as human beings were stripped away in the wake of slavery."
"The hardest part of being an entrepreneur is recognizing something isn’t working and changing course."
“Women are naturally competitive with each other,” she says, “and I think it takes another level to step out of that comfort zone and not guard ourselves from each other. But I love seeing other women perform. It’s cool to share this man’s world with each other.”
Brown is retiring this year, and the university she leaves is very different from the one of her tenure suit that began more than 30 years ago. But while much has changed, Brown’s story contains a certain timelessness, particularly in the current struggle by women against institutions traditionally dominated by men. Like an Austen novel, Brown’s battle forces a reckoning with the type of sexism society tries to hide from itself. As Brown says, “Making the people who had done this have to defend themselves and be accountable, that was worth it.”
I always describe Klarfeld as someone who tended the net in hockey before goalies wore face masks.
Yes, even this week there's tons of cool stuff to do!
“I have never been involved in any ‘white supremacist’ group such as KKK, neo-Nazis, skinheads or whatever else,” Gage wrote. “That is why we founded the NYF."
My alma mater also sent out another kind of letter this past week: solicitations for donations.