Friday, February 25, 2011

Real Life Women Superheroes Mary Wollstonecraft

Cartoon found here

Mary Wollstonecroft
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecroft penned A Vindication of the Rights of Women, need I say more?
In a century long before the 1960s, Wollstonecroft argued that women were not naturally inferior to men, but seemed so because of their lack of education. Today she is considered a founding feminist philosopher. Women in the 1900s fought against incredible odds to obtain the rights that women in the western world often take for granted. Wollstonecroft was certainly a superhero to challenge the excepted gender roles, and even more than that.... the assumed truth of her generation.

To read more about Wollstonecroft, see this article in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Wollstonecroft related etsy finds:

I think the hat isn't authentic, print found here

I like roll tops better but we will go with what we have.

And just because I think this is funny, and appropriate for crafters.....
found here

C'est tout mes amis!
Happy weekend xo


Teddi said...

charity i was a watching a show that said now days women have "the hottie syndrome." times have changed saying sure we can do anything,just as long as we look gorgeous us all the time. there's all this pressure to maintain perfection,+ be superwoman. is that progress?

Teddi Hermes said...

I might get this quote wrong, but I love when Mary W. said that "feminism" isn't about pulling men down but about pulling women up. I think that's a philosophy we can still live by today.