The fact of being separate enters your livelihood like a piece of furniture -- a chest of seventeenth-century wood from somewhere in the north. It has a huge lock shaped like a woman's head but the key has not been found.
"When We Dead Awaken"
Sexual harassment by the aberrant few jeopardizes the professional reputations of all male faculty. It casts a similar cloud over women professors. If women faculty actively and collectively confronted sexual harassment, they could create a political energy that would change the character of the campus. But they do not. Ambiguous and complex, the passivity of women faculty mirrors the dilemmas women face in other professions. In Among Women, Louise Bernikow uses the predicament of the woman artist to capture the female dilemma:
A woman artist of any kind is a bobbin on the sea, in danger of drowning. She feels herself in danger. She has behind her centuries of civilization in which the known and celebrated artists were male, in which the idea of a female artist was sneered at as often as the idea of a