Few things are more sensual (in our opinion) than a pussy bow shirt because nothing says power dressing quite like owned up femininity. Because, yes, feminine does not mean weak, on the contrary. We’re strong as hell, whether we like a good ol’ pussy bow or a simple, oversized white shirt. This shirt is Florence’s little sister, with the bow strings shorter for when you’re not feeling like overstated.
Psst, wanna know who Charlotte was?
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a feminist writer, lecturer, and thinker at the turn of the 20th century. Despite her lack of formal education, she authored Women in Economics, a foundational text of early feminism, and became known as a preeminent sociologist, philosopher, and social critic. Her works of fiction represented the psychological impact of traditional female roles on housewives and mothers, and her utopian novel Herland inspired Dr. William Moulton Marsten to create his character Wonder Woman as a model of “strong, free, courageous womanhood.”
Charlotte’s legacy of spitfire feminism, economic empowerment for women, and a more just and egalitarian society lives on in the work of modern activists and organizations devoted to social progress. Her feminist utopian novels, in which women live separate from men on an island and use parthenogenesis to reproduce, were some of the first imaginings of science fiction, and are widely acknowledged as foundational texts for William Morsten’s creation of Wonder Woman.
Charlotte demonstrated that that women were strong and capable through her own recovery and independence, proving that:
It is not that women are really smaller-minded, weaker-minded, more timid and vacillating, but that whosoever, man or woman, lives always in a small, dark place, is always guarded, protected, directed and restrained, will become inevitably narrowed and weakened by it.