Very appropriate at this very moment, given the international press’ silly focus on reactions to Nigel Short’s foxy promotion/PR campaign for his upcoming match with Kasparov.
What is wrong with the Press? When a 10-year old boy commit suicidenot so long ago in a NewJersey school–after losing a game of chess–hardly any attention was given! Just goes to show that SEX sells best, I suppose.
In any case, Margaret Mead is supposed to have said the above quote. (I am not 100% certain of this; she might have been misquoted), but here are some quotes from the world famous cultural anthropologist that are very appropriate at this time:
“I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.”
“Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man. ”
“Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to become as mediocre as possible.”