Comments: 4
Leopard 7 years ago
I've just read The Public Voice of Women - one wonders if the Neanderthals actually died out 40,000 years ago, for there seem to be many among us now...
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
I agree. The nice thing about Beard is that she makes me much less depressed about that - she seems to carry on, regardless of what gets tossed at her.
Literary Ames 7 years ago
I transcribed the BBC video for you because the transcript in the Public Voice article isn't exact.

"Making a public case, in speaking out, what are women said to be? They're said to be strident; they whinge and they whine. When after one particularly vile bout of internet comments on my own gentalia, I tweeted (rather pluckily, I thought) that it was all a bit gobsmacking. This got reported by one commentator in a mainstream British magazine in these terms: '"The misogyny is truly gobsmacking," she whined.' Since when has it been whining to say something was gobsmacking? This induced me to do a quick Google trawl to see who is said to whine in the world these days. I can tell you, it's women closely followed by premiership football managers on a losing streak. Not only women."

The second video is of the beginning of her speech: "I want to start very near the beginning of the tradition of Western literature..."
Batgrl: Bookish Hooha 7 years ago
It's probably wrong of me, but I do hope that someone eventually posts that video somewhere on youtube. Or that maybe the BBC will realize and do so? I have a feeling more people than just me want to hear her say all of this.

I love her sense of humor. I totally want to be like her. Yes, that's me, I fangirl over a classics professor! :)