Hello, my name is Annie.
Yes, I am okay.
Yes, this is the same kind of test post as the other blog. Deal with it. Everybody's dealing with things now, Ted. But here, have a new quote:
"What is a woman's place in this modern world? I
rebel against this question, though so many of my peers ask it. The
inherent bias in the inquiry seems invisible to so many of them. They
consider themselves progressive because they are willing to challenge
many of the assumptions of the past.
"They ignore the greater
assumption--that a 'place' for women must be defined and set forth to
begin with. Half of the population must somehow be reduced to the role
arrived at by a single conversation. No matter how broad that role is,
it will be--by-nature--a reduction from the infinite variety that is
"I say that there is no role for women--there is,
instead, a role for each woman, and she must make it for herself. For
some, it will be the role of scholar; for others, it will be the role of
wife. For others, it will be both. For yet others, it will be
"Do not mistake me in assuming I value one woman's role
above another. My point is not to stratify our society--we have done
that far too well already--my point is to diversify our discourse.
woman's strength should not be in her role, whatever she chooses it to
be, but in the power to choose that role. It is amazing to me that I
even have to make this point, as I see it as the very foundation of our
- Jasnah in Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson