At one time, women’s education included critical training in needle arts like sewing and knitting, which were “not only necessary skills but also political tools for the women involved in resisting authority.” At PBS, Corinne Segal reports on pussy hats and brain hats as just two examples in a long line of hand-made symbols where women pitting themselves against the status quo. Then and now, knitting circles are perfect environments in which to sew the seeds of political discontent.
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