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Cynthia Cockburn

  • Very successful women are often made 'targets of a lot of hostility and comment.' When a successful woman fails or has a setback there is 'a lot of crowing over the humiliation.' Men readily refer to the highest-ranking women as 'tokens,' supposing that they are not there because they are competent but because they are equality flagships.

Cynthia Cockburn, English writer, educator, feminist