“That’s an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs. Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it.”
All discourse about women, about race and so on is about power. It is about the balance of power and why it sits where it does. Mary Beard gives us a Western historical whistle-stop tour of why power lies squarely with men and how this plays out in her own lived experience as a woman, albeit a woman with much power compared with others, both male and female.
Here’s a story from my lived experience that might illustrate some of the power imbalances mentioned above. I’d be fascinated to hear what you think: