International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

We were hoping to find the perfect Brontë quote to mark the occasion, but our friends at the Brontë Parsonage Museum beat us to it!

Here we are:

Women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.

Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 1847

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International Women’s Day

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