Quoted: Ellen Meara on Sexism and Academia


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“Ironically, I just had an experience that drove home how fluid gender roles can be—as well as offering reasons for optimism. When I recently told my 12-year-old daughter that I’d be appearing on a panel moderated by Bill Clinton, she furrowed her brow then looked up at me: ‘Is that Hillary’s husband?’ ” writes Dartmouth’s Ellen Meara in a WBUR opinion piece about the sexism still faced by even the most accomplished women in academia.

Meara is a professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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