Crystal L. Hoyt, associate professor of leadership studies and psychology at the University of Richmond, said the idea for the monument is quite broad. "We're not going to fully capture the contributions of women in this state in one monument," Hoyt said.

She said it is offensive to suggest that it could be done, and no one would suggest that one monument to men could cover all men's contributions to the state. Hoyt said the commission needs to be thinking about which movements or which groups of individuals that brought change could be depicted to focus its work.


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Women and Minority Leaders
Stereotypes and Discrimination
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