Women have the choice of many means of bringing their principles into exercise, and of obtaining influence, both in their own domestic sphere, and in society at large.
—Sarah Stickney Ellis
After Monday’s discussion points regarding ‘change from within,’ I made a connection while reading Ellis for Engl202. Specifically, her views on (Victorian) women and their means of conversation as a tool for change.
Yes, Ellis and many women of their time would be chastised today, but kudos to those women who chose to focus this upon their situation from the inside and employ it to everyone’s benefit (at least in many parts of the world). Equality means having the choice on whether to lift the veil, or swallow the morsel.