Friday, January 14, 2011

Feminist Quote Bag

"If you are aspiring to leadership, whether you're a biochemist like I am, or something else, you're going to have to work hard and commit to it. If you expect to be a world-class scientist, you can't take off six years to raise your children. ... If you've got your sights on the top, there are certain realities you just have to understand.

-- University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman at a breakfast hosted by Inforum, an 1,800 member business alliance, during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Cherie's two cents: Of course you have to work hard and commit to any profession -- aren't most of us already doing that? The reality in this statement is that the patriarchy is still firmly in place.

Follow the link to Rochelle Riley's column "Inforum gets candid on women's futures," from today's Detroit Free Press on my Twitter page @cherwyro

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