1. wowser wowser wowser. so many people flitting thru my mind to send this to, as i listened.
thank you so much redq
"If ye love...the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Even if I've thrown off so many of those shackles. I have never ever suspected that my ability to 'read' people (I'm good at body language etc) came from the 'not speaking up times' of my gendered childhood.
When I tell people I was very shy as a kid, they laugh not believing it.