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Abstract: A retired medievalist uses an incident from her early career to urge younger scholars to both self-confidence and realism about their own scholarship. Pointing out that suspicion of bright, high-achieving women has not disappeared, she argues that the greatest weapon for triumphing over it is women’s self-confidence that they set their own standards for excellence.
feminist self-confidence, mansplaining, "Jesus as Mother, " feminist theology, the female body
Bynum, Caroline W. "Who Does She Think She Is?." Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality 57, No. 2 (2022) : 185-190.