There's this thing
that happens when women speak,
And it happens now
even though women can vote,
Even though laws
prevent sex discrimination,
Even though most of
us believe in the importance of telling girls they can do anything boys can.
Women's words enter
the universe, mix with all the things we cannot see like oxygen and carbon and
unchecked sexism, until they reach their destination, sounding like something
else entirely. They sound shrill. Dramatic. Questionable.
But don't believe that last paragraph. A woman wrote it.
because Damon Young wrote it, and he's a dude:
speaking, we (men) do not believe things when they’re told to us by women.
Well, women other than our mothers or teachers or any other woman who happens
to be an established authority figure. Do we think women are pathological
liars? No. But, does it generally take longer for us to believe something if a
woman tells it to us than it would if a man told us the exact same thing?
That's What She
Said is about fixing that.
collect stories from women of experiences they had that were based on gender
(or their courage to not conform to one). The stories are short and long and
hilarious and unnerving and all of the things in between. They need to be
heard, and they need to be heard not just by those of us who have catalogues of
the same; they need to be heard by those who don’t normally listen. We think we
found the way.
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