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Fall 1973


The following notes, prepared by J. J. Wilson, reflect the Women's Studies Program at Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928. In our Women's Biography course one afternoon, discussion turned to the kinds of questions we wanted biographies of women to answer—for example, what do women fear most? We decided to begin immediately by asking those questions of ourselves. For twenty minutes the whole class wrote. A loving sister, not ashamed to admit to her secretarial skills, took these papers home and typed them onto dittos; someone else ran them off; others collated them. We could then begin to answer our own questions. Later, we tried to write on what makes women happy and, for some reason, the results were less interesting.



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