All posts tagged: Equality

‘Introspections, the Poetry and Private World of Dorothea Herbert’ by Frances Finnegan

The Rights Of Woman, Or Fashions for the Year 93 – being the Era of Women’s literally wearing the Breeches.  – Health and Fraternity ! Whilst man is so busy asserting his Rights Shall Woman lie still without gaining new lights Our sex have been surely restrain’d enough By stiff prudish Dress and such old fahion’d stuff Too long have been fetter’d and tramelld I wot With Cumbersome Trains and the Strict petticoat Yet should a poor Wife dare her Tyrant to chide Oh she wears the Breeches they tauntingly cried But now we’re enlighten’d they’ll find to their Shame We’ll have the reality not the bare Name No longer will Woman to Satire be Dupe For she is determin’d  to figure Sans Jupe And once she is rouzed she will not be outdone Nor stop at this one Reformation alone For mark me proud Man she’ll not yield thee a Jot But soon will become e’en a true Sans-Culote And flourish away e’er the Ending of Spring Sans Jupe, Sans Culote , in short – …