When I was a kid, around 1st or 2nd grade, I told my mom I wanted to be president so I could make all the rules. In a “checks and balances for kidz” manner, my mom did my best to explain to me that the president didn’t unilaterally make the rules, and that congress was responsible for bringing laws to vote. So I, the political wünderkind that I was, decided I would instead be a senator, and would make a law that only women could be president.
Well, clearly, it didn’t quite work out (yet), as I’m here, writing a 3D printing blog. But damn, that would have been a great law.
Fast forward twenty years, and here we are in March 2017. It’s Women’s History Month, folks. I mean, obvs, EVERY month SHOULD be Women’s History Month, but, you know. Sexism.
This March is, for at least 65,844,954 of us Americans, is a particularly bittersweet one. And so, because the present can be a bit much to bear, I’m spending my Women’s History Month 2017 looking instead to both the past and future.
These pins are based on actual suffragette pins from the 1910s. Susan B. Anthony, guys, ever heard of her? There was something poetic about using a decidedly 21st century manufacturing technique in combination with slogans and iconography from 100 years ago. We’ve come a long way, but we still have so far to go. So, so far.
BUT HERE’S THE IMPORTANT PART:
I’m donating my entire portion of the proceeds of these pins to She Should Run, the non-partisan organization dedicated to identifying and supporting potential female candidates for elected office. So every purchase will go towards helping to find our next senator, or city councilwoman, or the first woman president of the United States of America.
They are available only through my Shapeways shop, and are printed on-demand in a ton of materials, from raw brass to solid platinum (for the ballers in the audience).