Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Claiming an Education by Adrienne Rich

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Adrienne Rich is above all a really powerful writer! By just reading what she has written and seeing how on fire she is about this topic really makes me want to do more. Rich tells a group of college women not to just accept an education, but to take it. She explains that we are women living in a man’s world, and education is dominated by “how men have perceived their experiences, their history, their ideas of social relationships, good and evil, sickness and health, etc.” We are basically under all sorts of guidelines set by men and that is completely unfair. As women, we need to step up and be responsible for what we want, and work until we have achieved our every goal. I think that is the first step in “Claiming an Education.”


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