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posted as part of a comment in ozarque's journal
http://ozarque.livejournal.com/291220.html.
Relates to sexism but also applies to any action that requires input and vigilance from a multitude of people.

Let's say that fighting sexism is like a chorus of people singing a continuous tone. If enough people sing, the tone will be continuous even though each of the singers will be stopping singing to take a breath every now and then. The way to change things is for more people to sing rather than for the same small group of people to try to sing louder and never breathe.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karenkay.livejournal.com
AMEN! Excellent analogy.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] epi-lj.livejournal.com
That's a really cool analogy.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cavlec
Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cavlec
Oh, and, um, may I quote and/or link outside LJ?

Date: 9 Aug 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clawbug.livejournal.com
I love that analogy! :-)

Date: 9 Aug 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liveavatar.livejournal.com
Reminds me not only of the beginning of The Silmarillion but also of the Sweet Honey in the Rock song, "The Rock Will Wear Away."

Date: 9 Aug 2006 06:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] pir-anha.livejournal.com
oh, well said!

Date: 9 Aug 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] porcinea.livejournal.com
I always did like being in a chorus.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmjwell.livejournal.com
This simile, as some musician friends of mine might say, Doesn't Suck.

Date: 9 Aug 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dandelion-diva.livejournal.com
Wow. That's wonderful. Thank you so much. This is so hopeful...it'll definitely be something I'll look back at when I'm feeling hopeless.

Gessi

Date: 9 Aug 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-irises.livejournal.com
Everything about this is wonderful, except that you didn't tell it to me last night. *g, d & r*

wahoo!

Date: 9 Aug 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Such a great analogy. Thank you thank you thank you!

Date: 11 Aug 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] badgerbag.livejournal.com
Two people who don't know each other just sent me this quote & link as a pat on the pack -- it worked!

*taking a breath now*

Date: 12 Aug 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] micheinnz.livejournal.com
I really, really like that. Thank you.

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