Famous Speech Friday: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's law school question

The Eloquent Woman

Sotomayor said: And I don''t know that I''ve ever been shy-shy, but I was a much more self-contained and less outgoing person in the earlier parts of my life. But I had some measure of self-confidence but not enough to feel secure among my very brilliant Yale classmates. Choosing not to put your hand up might be a self-defense mechanism, not a weakness--something that women do to protect themselves.

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