Saturday, December 01, 2007

it also didn't detail her favorite meatloaf recipe

In an extension of my entry from yesterday, an excerpt from a book report I wrote in the third grade on Elizabeth Blackwell, attributed by some to be the first woman in the United States to graduate from medical school.

After going on at some length about the key points of the book--crossing the Atlantic, surviving a boat teeming with cholera, facing discrimination in a paternalistic society, triumphing over sexism to become the first woman doctor of the modern medical era, I end the book report with this point, which I believe was to address the question, "What didn't you like about the book?"

And across the world, hundreds of thousands of past, present and future Wellesley women cringe.