Monday, October 11, 2010

Am I a Feminist?

When I think of the first feminists I usually envision heavy skirts and large petticoats.  I imagine a large conference room in Massachusetts and many women wearing unusual hats and talking in complete sentences devoid of the word "like."

However, reading through Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Women," I realize that I must make alterations to my vision of early feminism.

I now envision a woman wearing a long dress at a table in a little home in England with the sun shining on her paper, and her eyes fervently moving from her current paper to the  other papers that are scattered about her room.

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