MeToo quote about the art we missed
April 19, 2020 10:18 AM   Subscribe

I’m looking for some quotes about the art we missed out on because women (and enbies/genderqueer people) were harassed out of the scene. Any suggestions?

I am specifically not looking for the Linda Holmes quote.
posted by pxe2000 to Society & Culture (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer:
"When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to.”
-- Virginia Woolf (from A Room of One's Own, which is all about this subject)
posted by Mchelly at 10:43 AM on April 19, 2020 [10 favorites]

Best answer: I feel bad that no one else contributed quotes, so I pulled another one from Woolf (same book)
"Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the cross–roads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here to–night, for they are washing up the dishes and putting the children to bed. "
posted by Mchelly at 10:13 AM on April 24, 2020 [1 favorite]

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