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Talking law with the men in the office

“The partners believed the women’s excuses. … Everyone took the women’s words at face value. ‘Leaving for family reasons’ had a familiar ring to it. As some of the partners told me themselves, ‘It goes with being a woman.’ It was predictable. None of them made the connection between the atmosphere they described to me and the women’s departures. Seven senior lawyers out of the door in one year, all women, and no one saw a trend!” From Barbara Annis, Same Words, Different Language, 2003, p. 10 (la version française suit) The thoughtfully written first book by my friend and…