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"One day I would like to write a book about the contributions humanist women have made not only to the humanist movement but to modern civilization. When I mentioned this to a male humanist friend, he said, 'Well, it would be a very short book.' ... This opinion was probably based on a number of not uncommon assumptions within the humanist movement.... First is the assumption that one looks for contributions in published theoretical works, particularly those which have received a measure of academic acclaim. Second is the assumption that one should look for outstanding humanists among those who have held positions of leadership in the movement.... Third is the assumption that the awards bestowed by the various humanist organizations give an accurate picture of who has been who in the movement.

--Beverley Earles, "Humanist Women," J/F 1993

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Author:Earles, Beverley
Publication:The Humanist
Date:Jan 1, 2018
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