display at the beat museum in san francisco
"[A] woman from the audience asks: ‘Why are there so few women on this panel? Why are there so few women in this whole week’s program? Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: ‘There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the 50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your family had you locked up. There were cases, I knew them, someday someone will write about them.’"
- from steven scobie’s account of the naropa institute tribute to ginsberg, july 1994