Quotation by Joanna Russ

When the memory of one's predecessors is buried, the assumption persists that there were none and each generation of women believes itself to be faced with the burden of doing everything for the first time. And if no one ever did it before ... why do we think we can succeed now?
Joanna Russ (b. 1937), U.S. science fiction writer and feminist. How to Suppress Women's Writing, ch. 9 (1983).

Explaining the importance of female students having the opportunity for objectively- guided study of the work of important women writers.
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