"females carry the marks, language, and nuances of their culture more than the male. anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body." - wangechi mutu
“well-behaved women seldom make history; …”
-laurel thatcher ulrich, *“vertuous women found: new england ministerial literature, 1668-1735″
*vertuous is an alternate spelling of virtuous. the goal of laurel thatcher ulrich's article + work was to recover the history of seemingly “ordinary women” that were not in the history books. she depicted the lives of women deemed “virtuous” or “well-behaved” as they too belonged in history. later, the quote was taken out of its original context, and adopted by many women, as a mantra to justify living boldly.
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