Later in the year, my book, “Human, Mother, Woman”, on mothers, feminism and western culture will be published!
Here’s a teaser. Happy New Year, all.
“Welcome to the Purplestockings Movement. It’s about love; it’s about mothers.
You may have heard of the terms ‘Bluestockings’ to signify educated, intellectual, women; or ‘Redstockings’ those women’s liberationists most notable in the Icelandic women’s strike.
In the tradition of those sisters, I have settled on ‘Purplestockings’ to signify this maternal feminism, to nod to those Suffragette colours, to invoke the nobility in mothering, and because, well, it’s my favourite colour. ”
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/49511010@N08/6922675229“>free texture – purple dream</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com“>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/“>(license)</a>