Friday, April 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

As I'm preparing for my workshop on trauma, I thought it would be appropriate to re-read Judith Herman's classic book on trauma, "Trauma & Recovery".

She begins her book with a quote from Salman Rushie. This is an excerpt from the quote:

Repression is a seamless garment; a society which is authoritarian is its social and sexual codes, which crushes its women beneath the intolerable burdens of honour and properity, breeds repression of other kinds as well.

I would be super-excited if someone I was interviewing for a position responded to this quote when I asked them about the root causes of domestic and sexual violence.

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