“Our Costume” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1851)

“Our Costume” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1851)

  • Let women stay in their cocoons until they’re ready to come out & fly
    • Leaving behind petticoats, etc. & just deal with all the jokes, mean words & disapproving looks
    • The dress makes women look like dolls on velvet couches
      • Like people with no part in life, no work to do, looking like paintings on the wall
  • If graceful appearance is what you’re after, study art, not fashion
    • Most women have to work their asses off & the current model of dress is nothing but a ball & chain for that
    • Some say if dress becomes too short or too light, people will cast disparagements on women’s characters
      • Good. We’ve been worried too long on what the people say. They’ll just have to learn to live with it

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