Carol Tavris

Carol Tavris

No one seems to have learned, or can remember, the magic words that calm people when they are frightened or threatened: "I'm sorry; I didn't see you; are you all right?" The inability to speak these words, I observe, goes right along with a propensity for mindless insults.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Doubt is not the enemy of justice; overconfidence is.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When anger is not trampling roughshod through our nervous system, it is sitting sullenly in some unspecified internal organ. "She's got a lot of anger in her," people will say (it nestles, presumably, somewhere in the gut), or, "He's a deeply angry man" (as opposed, presumably, to a superficially angry one). If anger isn't released, it "turns inward" and metamorphoses into another creature altogether.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
During McCarthyism, teachers feared for their jobs if they belonged to a left-wing group. Today teachers fear for their jobs if they hug a crying child. As in all moral panics, an accusation is enough to destroy a person's life. Hysteria trumps evidence.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The history of the women's movement in America follows a consciousness-amnesia cycle.More Carol Tavris quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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