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Coffee & Toast with Gloria Steinem

Filed By Ed Team | June 15, 2007 6:33 AM | comments

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"In my generation, we were asked by the Smith vocational office how many words we could type a minute, a question that was never asked of then all-male students at Harvard or Princeton. Female-only typing was rationalized by supposedly greater female verbal skills, attention to detail, smaller fingers, goodness knows what, but the public imagination just didn't include male typists, certainly not Ivy League-educated ones.

Now computers have come along, and "typing" is "keyboarding." Suddenly, voila! -- men can type! Gives you faith in men's ability to change, doesn't it?"
--Gloria Steinem, in her graduation speech at Smith College

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