If I go to a new theatre, and they have shirts, I buy one. If I go to a new city or university, I’m buying a shirt. Whenever I go somewhere new, I like to buy a shirt. I have shirts from a variety of adventures, but I have very few that actually help to document a mental transformation.
I recently read A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft, which pretty much threw open the doors of my mind and did some premature spring cleaning. As soon as I finished, I went to Etsy to see if there were any Mary Wollstonecraft shirts to document the event. There were a few (and a leather purse with a passage burned into it)
On one hand, it was wonderful to know that I’m not alone
But there are those who have, and OH WHAT IT WOULD BE TO BE THE AUTHOR OF A BOOK READ FOR CENTURIES AFTER PUBLICATION.
I just feel that more of those who call themselves feminists should read A Vindication, if only to see how far we’ve come, and how far we have left to go, to recognize the struggle of the women who came before us and how much we take our basic freedoms for granted.
Bless the women who had to fight.
We must never forget. But make more shirts.