The dirtiest, crudest, most offensive word in modern English: feminist.
This quilt came about because I’m tired of reading essays where the author says they’re not a feminist because feminism is icky while laying out arguments for what they actually are that are all dictionary feminism. I’m sick of reading screeds vilifying straw-men feminists written by people whose sole goal is fear-mongering. I’m weary from the constant low-level of discrimination I experience as a woman working in tech, even as I know that I’m privileged by a shocking level of near-equality compared to many of my cohort. I am absolutely exhausted by the media and people in the legislature telling me what is best for my body, income, career, mind, personality, and beliefs because I am a member of the so-called weaker sex.
It’s a rant in quilt form.
- Rachael Arnold
- South Burlington, VT
- Front: Kona Cotton Honey, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cotton Butter, Andover Textured Solid Magnum; Back: Heather Ross Briar Rose Cricket Clover Lilac/Gold, Kaffe Fasset Shot Cotton Quartz, Kona Elegance White
- Warm & Natural Cotton
- Machine, straight-line, machine embroidery, Gutterman Cotton, hand accent in 28wt Aurifil
- Straight-edge, mitered, 2.5″ strips
- June-September 2015