This week I read Mary Beard’s manifesto (her word) Women & Power. At a scant 107 pages, the book is short yet powerful. Beard is one of the world’s foremost classics scholars. This book attempts to trace the oppression of women in the Western culture, the silencing of their voices from The Odyssey to today. As Beard says, “When it comes to silencing women, Western culture has had thousands of years of practice.”
Women & Power is worth your time. Check it out from the library if you don’t want to buy it.
Take care of each other out there. We’ll talk next week.