I enjoyed Echo Heron’s Noon at Tiffany’s, a really nice piece of work: Fact-Fiction. Verifiable facts blend into a fascinating page-turner. Heroine Clara Wolcott did the design and oversaw glass-work (Tiffany lamps are an example) for Lewis Tiffany’s rise to world fame and fortune in old New York – while Louis Tiffany continued putting his name on her work.
Discrimination and women.
Women’s costly ignorance of the world history of women.
Rosaland Miles’ The Woman’s History of the World is a savage little book written by a head of a Women’s Studies program in England that will curl your hair, and give you a lot of information. Including these facts at the time, which still struggle to change: “Women constitute one-third of the world’s formal labor force. For this they receive only 10 percent of the world’s income, and own less than 1 percent of the world’s property.” Leghorn, Lisa, & Parker, Katherine, Woman’s Worth: Sexual Economics and the World of Women, page 241,
I suspect Echo Heron’s Noon at Tiffany’s will strike many a resounding memory cord of discrimination. I remember when I headed a division for my company – learning when I resigned that the man who replaced me was paid twice what I was. My only revenge: he couldn’t do my job and the company had to fire him.
Discrimination wasn’t a word then in our woman’s vocabulary. Women were kept from power including political. Now, before we don’t have a world anymore, women must get involved. Echo Heron’s Noon at Tiffany’s raises awareness. Give this book to your daughter, your mother, your niece, your friends. Use Noon at Tiffany’s as an extra push to get involved. Vote. Take your power. Do what you can. March. Support just causes. And vote responsibly. Vote for Clara Wolcott and many women who could not.