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[–] drdee 22 points (+22|-0)

This book really opened my eyes to how much women's history we've forgotten:

https://archive.org/details/womenofideaswhat00spenrich

Somewhere in the book Spender writes about how men's history is directional while women's history is cyclical--every couple of generations we have to 'rediscover' important women and their work; for some reason women's history and women's accomplishments just never 'stick'. This is a really sobering example of that. So the wider question for me is how do we stop this cycle, and stop forgetting everything women say and do every few generations?

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