Hey Ruchi, your article is excellent! Your point is so well developed, full of examples and research. I can feel and relate to the anger beneath your words.

I’m in the process of educating myself and causing “conflict of interest” in my cultural environments. The conflict feels really painful and challenging, but it’s so worth it. I read “circle of stones” and “addiction to perfection,” and I’m working on the new “Cassandra speaks” book (which I’ve had to set down for a minute because it’s infuriating, spelling out how ingrained patriarchy is, starting with our schools and reading lists).

Again, thank you for putting this article together and for inspiring us to see the bigger picture with enough detail to take action :)

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