Frustrating about Miron’s work is his refusal to attribute the lack of women’s writing to misogyny and male chauvinism. He writes, “editors would have welcomed a woman poet had one sent them work that could meet the standards of their poetics. Such texts were not submitted, whether because the women who tried to write could not conform to the norms of reigning tastes, or because an atmosphere was created in Hebrew literature which dissuaded women from even attempting to stand the test and brave the criticism” (Miron, p.70). Here, he seems to indicate that it had nothing to do with the historical times (which misogyny and can be a part of), yet the women of the times weren’t talented enough writers to pass the test. While I’m not a literary historian by any means, this seems like a gross misunderstanding of oppression (even if subtle!) of women.