- The silencer of presumed inferiority: When you sense your speaking--or speaking up--won't be well-received because you're a woman, it's just another silencer. This poll shows that one in five men and women (20 percent) think women are inferior to men, which increases to almost half in India and Russia. Good global data here.
- Silence and powerlessness go hand in hand: "Having a voice is crucial. It’s not all there is to human rights, but it’s central to them, and so you can consider the history of women’s rights and lack of rights as a history of silence and breaking silence." A powerful read by Rebecca Solnit.
- Did you miss? This week, the blog looked at whether women should include--or avoid--topics about women in their speeches, and Famous Speech Friday shared 15 famous commencement speeches by women.
- About the quote: The perfect antidote to the powerlessness of silence: Put one word after another to gain power, says Margaret Atwood. Find more quotes like this one on our Pinterest board of great quotes by eloquent women.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Savvy speakers keep up with my wide-ranging reading list on women and public speaking by following The Eloquent Woman on Facebook, where these links and articles appear first. I always collect them here for you on Mondays as well. It's a great way to expand your public speaking knowledge: