A woman who has inspired me
“Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses...reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Without that power....the glories of all our wars would be unknown.” - Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own
My words to share with others
Gender inequality isn't the main problem. The main problem is the personal, social and environmental destructiveness produced by a society predicated on an institutionalized system of gender inequality which makes men, unless they're very careful, into alienated beasts, and women, if they're honest, into scared outsiders.
My proudest achievement
My proudest achievement is my three children and my five grandchildren. Other than that I am pleased to say that I have spent all my working life trying to understand, through research, and articulate, through writing, how divisive ideological and economic institutions damage both public and personal welfare.
My thoughts on feminism and women’s suffrage
Feminism as a political position is simply a matter of evidence. We live in a patriarchy. This adversely affects women, children and men, but women and children far more than men. The partial gaining of the suffrage for women in Britain in 1918 is certainly an event worth celebrating, but we need to remember it is only one moment in a long and continuing struggle.