Sunday, October 22, 2017

“... Don’t you want to be an air hostess?”

What a loss for humanity, science, and culture if she had just done what everyone else - except her mother - said she should do: 

“Everybody else laughed at me, but Mom didn’t. Women weren’t scientists. When I was growing up, you could be a nurse, a missionary’s wife, a secretary, and then, oh, how exciting, you could be an air hostess. A lot of people said to me, ‘Don’t you want to be an air hostess?’” — Dr. Jane Goodall, NYT 10/2017

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