Comments on: An organic cotton layette of one’s own? (Srsly?) http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:12 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Dr. Koshary http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-640675 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:20:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-640675 I have nothing to add but admiration. I’m laughing in horror at this entire thread. Part of the horror comes, I think, because I can actually envision some ignorant hipster becoming vaguely aware of Toni Morrison and opening a maternity store called Beloved. It may only be a matter of time.

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By: Michele http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638942 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:53:22 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638942 “A Womb of One’s Own”? Ugh.

I once stood for a moment, eyes and mouth wide in disbelief, outside a maternity shop in Ireland called “Mum’s the Word”. And then I had to move out of the way for a big-bellied lady in a trenchcoat and dark glasses who was trying to enter it.

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By: wini http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638918 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 16:22:51 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638918 A toy store for when your baby becomes a toddler: “A Doll’s House.”

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By: Comrade PhysioProf http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638742 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 11:53:34 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638742 Dollars to donuts the NY Times has a 51% ownership stake in the store.

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By: A http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638676 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:28:49 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638676 Nearby, a spa, The Awakening. “The children are at piano lessons and soccer practice. Hubby has a meeting that will run late. Now it’s time for you…”

Behind the cash register, a massive photo of a serene woman floating in clear, blue waters (think of the Blue Lagoon, Iceland or something off the Florida Keys).

(Six for Kate Chopin, btw!).

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By: Sisyphus http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638441 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 05:17:47 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638441 Oh, you people! What about Felicia Hemans? Anne Bradstreet? (Too bad Aphra Behn didn’t have children bc then the shop could be all smutty.)

You could call the shop The Burning Deck and have comparative versions of Hemans’s and Bishop’s “Casabianca.”

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By: Dame Eleanor Hull http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638370 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 03:47:44 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638370 Fanny Burney had a child. Hester Thrale Piozzi had several. Dorothy Sayers had an illegitimate one, if we’re getting into the 20th century.

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By: Wednesday Link Love « The Feminist Texican http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638319 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:45:18 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638319 [...] An organic cotton layette of one’s own? (Srsly?) What was the store owner going for with this maneuver of naming her baby store after a famous [...]

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By: Bardiac http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638317 Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:34:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638317 You folks totally crack me up. I have no suggestions, but if someone opens the cooking store, we need a Titus Andronicus pastie cookbook.

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By: Susan http://www.historiann.com/2010/06/09/an-organic-cotton-layette-of-ones-own-srsly/comment-page-1/#comment-638202 Wed, 09 Jun 2010 21:15:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=11294#comment-638202 Well, George Eliot didn’t have children either, but I can’t think of a clever store using her names. On the other hand, I’d totally shop at Cranford, or Wives and Daughters :)

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