Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sisters & Sisterhood

"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood." Gloria Steinem

English School The Egerton Sisters, Elizabeth, Vere and Mary Egerton, c. 1601-1602, daughters of Thomas Egerton (d. 1599), elder son of Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley and Lord Chancello

It is much more complicated than sexual harassment, it is centuries of patriarchy.

"Gender is the remaining caste system that still cuts deep enough, and spreads wide enough, to be confused with the laws of nature." Gloria Steinem. Moving Beyond Words (1994)