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.