A Greek man walks into a tailor’s shop holding a pair of trousers. The tailor takes the pants and holds them up, turning to the man and he says “Euripides?”
“Yes,” the man responded, “Eumenides?”
The story of Cassandra, the woman who told the truth but was not believed, is not nearly as embedded in our culture as that of the Boy Who Cried Wolf—that is, the boy who was believed the first few times he told the same lie. Perhaps it should be.
— In her cover essay
on silencing women in the October 2014 issue of Harper’s
, Rebecca Solnit
once again proves that she is one of our era’s greatest essayists – further evidence here
. (via explore-blog