• ... if, as women, we accept a philosophy of history that asserts that women are by definition assimilated into the male universal,that we can understand our past through a male lens--if we are unaware that women even have a history--we live our lives similarly unanchored, drifting in response to a veering wind of myth and bias.

    Adrienne Rich (1994). “Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose 1979-1985”, p.95, W. W. Norton & Company