And here is another aspect of a typical day for any woman in business in the 1970s and ‘80s: our silence. These days—how many years later?—people like Pat Mitchell (TED/Women, past President & CEO of PBS) are speaking up about the silence of women regarding sexual harassment, condescension, and lack of ability of women to support one another in the workplace. And somehow, I had missed the class about competing with other women in the workplace. Perhaps because I’d never developed that sort of ambition? At any rate, I had come onto the scene naively holding a “sisterhood” belief that we were all allies in the face of the patriarchy. I only wrote out my confusion and pain in my journals, or it would show up in my doodles and flow out through my art.
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