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Paula Ross

  • The melting pot's recipe may utilize a host of different ingredients, but they are subjected to a homogenization process whose purpose is to produce that 'All-American' product. And that product is certainly not dark-skinned, does not speak American Sign Language or with an 'ethnic accent,' is not poor, is certainly not lesbian or gay, and is not old.

    • Paula Ross,
    • "Women, Oppression, Privilege, and Competition," in Valerie Miner and Helen E. Longino, eds., Competition ()
  • It is in the best interests of those in power to continue to feed the scarcity myth, that there is not enough to go around: not enough food, housing, medical care, child care, grants, contracts, jobs.

    • Paula Ross,
    • "Women, Oppression, Privilege, and Competition," in Valerie Miner and Helen E. Longino, eds., Competition ()
  • Privilege, almost by definition, requires that someone else pay the price for its enjoyment.

    • Paula Ross,
    • "Women, Oppression, Privilege, and Competition," in Valerie Miner and Helen E. Longino, eds., Competition ()

Paula Ross, U.S. writer