I recently went to see The Dinner Party at the Brooklyn Museum. For those of you that know me, it’s no secret that I consider myself a feminist (and even more so now as a mother…I feel barraged every time I see an consumer products ad or a parenting magazine which are nearly ALL directed towards mommy, mommy, mommy…daddy anyone?). Anyway, the exhibit is, in my view, a must see. Women, at their own table, ready to have a ridiculously engaging conversation. I think my personal favorite might be the seat for the Primordial Goddess. What a phrase, Primordial Goddess. Perhaps that is what I will be this year for Halloween.
In any event, as I continued my journey through the Museum, I was a little confused when I hit the Museum Shop. Buried in the back behind books on New York City and Walking Tours of Brooklyn (the Siberia of the Shop) was a pile of t-shirts referencing feminism. There was a sign. The sign read "Global Feminist t-shirts 50% Off".
50% off? The feminist t-shirts are on sale? Half off? Not even a mere 15% but HALF?
So what to make of that, progress or a step back? I am unsure. What do you make of it?