Bumper Sticker Wisdom
In general, I’m not a fan of bumper sticker wisdom. The pithy sayings might be humorous, clever, even witty, but rarely are they truly wise. They usually over-simplify or take an extreme view that only alienates those who disagree.
But this one I loved.
I loved it so much I had to snap a shot with my phone on the poor unsuspecting driver innocently pumping gas in front of me, whom I cut out of the shot before posting. I did my best to be discreet, but really, how does one take a picture without appearing to take a picture? I’m pretty sure he saw me and thought I was crazy.
The picture is terrible, I admit. You probably can’t even read the sticker after all that. It says, “Women who behave rarely make history.” (You may recognize the line from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s book.)
I love that. It reminds me of Kathy Escobar’s post last year on being an ex-good-christian-woman. Or more recently the Brain Pickings article on Mark Twain’s children’s book for mischievous girls.
I love it so much I’ll say it again: Women who behave rarely make history.
Pithy, yes. Simple, yes. Wise, oh yes!
Now, let’s make some history, ladies!
Posted on April 8, 2013, in Body of CHRIST, Community, Equality, Identity and tagged Bumper sticker, feminism, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Mark Twain, Sticker. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
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