The Artdog Quote of the Week

My Quotes of the Week this month are inspired by Women’s Equality Day, which this year  happens to fall on a Monday (when I try to make sure my Quotes of the Week go live). 

This illustrated quote reads: "When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition." The person who said this was Letty Cottin Pogrebin.

When I went looking for appropriate quotes for the rest of the Mondays, I found this little gem from Letty Cottin Pogrebin. She’s the writer and social activist who founded Ms. Magazine (full confession: Ms.was massively influential in my early life). 

This is one of those quotes that makes me nod and say, “Oh, she got that right!” So it was a natural for me to include in this women’s equality-themed month.

But although the place where I found this quote is full of lots of cool quotes and images, I didn’t particularly groove with the way this one had been visually realized. I had a different thought about how it should be presented. I hope you like it. 

SHARING IMAGE CREDIT: The visualization of this women’s equality quote was all mine, but I couldn’t have done what I wanted with it, if I hadn’t had a little help. My help in this case came from Wikimedia Commons and a photographer named Andreas F. Borchert, who photographed the perfect pediment for me to make my point. 

Part of this image is an adapted detail from Borchert’s Dublin Roman Catholic St. Audoen’s Church PedimentIn order to fulfill the creative commons usage requirements, it’s important for me to credit this source (though you know me: I would have anyway). And I certainly did take Mr. Borchert’s license to “remix” his image pretty far. I cropped the section I needed, then applied the Sketch: Reticulation filter in Photoshop. I finished the work in Adobe Illustrator, where I created the typography and reduced the opacity of the pediment photo. 

Now it’s your turn: if you like this women’s equality-themed quote-image realization and want to use it, please credit both Jan S. Gephardt and Andreas F. Borchert, with links back to his license page and this blog post. Thanks!