Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm not a feminist, but....

Reading "The Heart Specialist" by Claire Holden Rothman was a glimpse into life before women were treated as the equals that they are today. Agnes White is passionate about all things scientific and aspires to be a doctor like her father. However, the year is 1882 and things like that are just not done. Women don't even go to university, let alone spend many years there learning. They just aren't made for stuff like that. This book is inspired by the true story of one of Montreal's first female physicians, Dr. Maude Elizabeth Seymour Abbott. It was a page turner and I highly recommend it. Many twists and turns.

Do you ever read any of the blogs in my sidebar? Josh Harris's "Mark Driscoll's: Church is not a restaurant" video clip is right on the mark. Take a few minutes to listen in.

We are having a new baby in our church next month. I made a baby sweater that will hopefully fit in the winter. It's made with a yarn that will be washable for the new mom - Red Heart Eco-Ways, in a soft light teal colour. So soft after washing.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Cute sweater! Is the pattern available online?

Maureen said...

The pattern is the garter yoke baby cardi by Jennifer Hoel, a free Ravelry download. 507 projects over there!

Aneta said...

Oh, I think deep down you ARE a feminist! ;)

Aneta said...

Oh, I listened to the video clip. Very good. I think there are exceptions to 'church is family; do something and you'll feel a part of it'. When your family is abusive,and things aren't looking good, the best thing to do would be to leave (at least for a time) Same with church. I'm sure that's rare, but it happens.