Stitches From the Soul: Elizabeth Parker's Confession.
Elizabeth Parker's cross-stitch sampler reveals the story of a young woman, who when employed as a housemaid for a cruel employer, was thrown down the stairs when she spurned his sexual advances. She later attempted suicide: "I acknowledge being guilty of that great sin of self-destruction." Her story is meticulously recorded in the circa 1830 sampler, part of the sampler collection
of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
posted by marxchivist
on Jul 26, 2011 -
When a long train of abuses and usurpation, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the women under this government, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to demand the equal station to which they are entitled.
152 years ago yesterday was the last day of the Seneca Falls Convention
when the Declaration of Sentiments
along with an accompanying set of resolutions were signed by 68 women and 32 men
. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Jul 20, 2010 -