Time for a little history lesson, Tumblr.
This here is Christine de Pisan (left) and Modesta dal Pozzo (right).
Pisan was the daughter of a astrologer named Tommaso di Benvenuto and also one of the first professional writers in West during the Renaissance. The Renaissance. That would be a long-ass time ago my friends.
And her book called The Book of the City of the Ladies (written in 1405, people, America wasn’t even created then this was some old old shit guys take this in) had been written to, “destroy masculine myths and claim a place for women in society.”
One of the excerpts from her book is:
Thus, not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish man have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.
D U D E
As for Pozzo, she wrote a poem called, “Women’s Worth,” and jfc just look at this excerpt
There has always been and continues to be, whenever
A woman wishes to put her mind to it,
More than one successful woman warrior,
Each wresting valour and fame from many men;
Also in the arts and in every
Undertaking practiced and spoken of by man,
It is a fact that women have been so fruitful
That they have no reason to envy men
And this is the first time I’ve ever heard of them, in grade 12 history class. Up until now, I had not even known who they were. And I had to just step back and marvel at just how modern their thinking was and they were in the fucking Renaissance.They were still a long ass way from women’s rights.
Let’s just give it up for these badass ladies of history.
EDIT: The original picture on the left was actually a young Elizabeth I. I would try to be clever and say it was an experiment to see who would get it but I’m not even going to try, google just lied to me.