The Quote of the Week
    By Tommaso Dorigo | October 5th 2012 09:36 AM | 8 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    "A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest."

    W. Churchill


    Witty! I've had my nose in quotation-books often enough, but either my memory fails me or I truly have not heard that one before.
    The quote is by Balfour, not by Churchill. (30 years earlier.)

    This is really unhelpful in a field where women are already under-represented. I disapprove. You just lost a reader.

    Under-represented?  Woman have far more representation in science than men have in the social science fields and education?  Women are 48% of math classes, do you think a quote by Churchill is going to make them switch to being veterinarians?

    Your attitude about women, that they are so mentally weak this quote will demoralize them, is patronizing and paternalistic.  Women don't need you making them sound so emotionally frail.
    Gerhard Adam
    Unhelpful?  I'm not clear on how this is much of anything regarding women?
    I disapprove.
    Sorry, unspecified anonymous internet poster.
    Mundus vult decipi
    Churchill's says are like a chicken coop ladder: short and full of shit

    Gerhard Adam
    ...and how long have you been waiting to post that?
    Mundus vult decipi
    Nice one. Not yours of course, but still amusing.