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Quotation by Adrienne Rich
To become a token woman—whether you win the Nobel Prize or merely get tenure at the cost of denying your sisters—is to become something less than a man ... since men are loyal at least to their own world-view, their laws of brotherhood and self-interest.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. feminist poet and essayist. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 44 (September 1979).
In a May 7, 1979, Smith College commencement address.
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