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Sally E. Shaywitz

  • ... women should no longer be ashamed to glory in being women, or to enjoy the satisfactions that are unique to women, such as motherhood. When women feel that they must divest themselves of their uniquely feminine qualities, they are not achieving equality, but losing identity. To be somebody, a woman does not have to be more like a man, but has to be more of a woman.

    • Sally E. Shaywitz,
    • Catch 22 for Mothers
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  • It is misleading and unfair to imply that an intelligent woman must 'rise above' her maternal instincts and return to work when many intelligent, sensitive women have found that the reverse is better for them.

    • Sally E. Shaywitz,
    • Catch 22 for Mothers
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Sally E. Shaywitz, U.S. pediatric neurologist, dyslexia specialist, academic, writer