"(...) as we go forward in the twenty-first century, feminists inside and outside academia need to be on our guard against a cynical form of knowing. We need to send the roots of our curiosity down ever deeper. We need to stand ready to be surprised -to admit surprise and build on it. It is bound to enliven our teaching, broaden our conversations, and make our strategies more savvy."
From the book "The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire", by Cynthia Enloe (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004)