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The Truth Again
A year ago I wrote about the prevention of blindness. I wrote guardedly and with hesitation; for the subject was new to me, and I shrank from discussing before the general public a problem which hitherto had been confined to conferences of specialists. Moreover, the subject was one of which a young woman might be supposed to be ignorant, and upon which, certainly, she would not be expected to speak with authority. It is always painful to set one’s self against tradition, especially against the conventions and prejudices that hedge about womanhood....
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Title: The Truth Again
From: Out Of The Dark
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1920
Format: Article
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.178-184
Keywords: Advocacy; Blind; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Disease; Health & Medicine; Helen Keller; Prevention; Sensory Disability; Sexuality; Social Welfare & Communities; Venereal Disease; Women & Gender
Topics: Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: The Ladies’ Home Journal, January, 1909.

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