Sticking it to The Man
Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States audiobook is great, because she reads her own work. Hearing her voice giddily describing unpopular historic activities is delightful, and highly recommended. I never expected to suddenly hear her directly address and articulate something so important to me -
I am not exaggerating when I say that this passage - particularly the part I underlined - stopped me in my tracks:
It is rare and gratifying to see this perspective - so much of what I do is devalued because it is "women's work". Sewing, because it resides in the realm of the domestic, of the practical, is cast aside as a hobby, a craft. Not something to be taken seriously. Which is bullshit. It's difficult and necessary and beautiful, and often revolutionary.