I am a man. Now you may think I’ve made some kind of silly mistake about gender, or maybe that I’m trying to fool you, because my first name ends in a, and I own three bras, and I’ve been pregnant five times, and other things like that that you might have noticed, little details. But details don’t matter… I predate the invention of women by decades. Well, if you insist on pedantic accuracy, women have been invented several times in widely varying localities, but the inventors just didn’t know how to sell the product. Their distribution techniques were rudimentary and their market research was nil, and so of course the concept just didn’t get off the ground. Even with a genius behind it an invention has to find its market, and it seemed like for a long time the idea of women just didn’t make it to the bottom line. Models like the Austen and the Brontë were too complicated, and people just laughed at the Suffragette, and the Woolf was way too far ahead of its time.
HBD, Ursula K. Le Guin.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs. - Frederick Douglass
[Written on the back of this 1860s photograph] : “…Oh, let me live in Freedom’s Land, or die if still a slave….”. SLAVES, EX-SLAVES, and CHILDREN OF SLAVES IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH, 1860 -1900
Martyrdom of a female Saint (Saint Barbara or Saint Catherine)
Pink Elephant - By: Anton Jankovoy
Woman In Charge: Actress Kerry Washington by Carter Smith for ALLURE Magazine November 2014.
Photo Credit: Carter Smith