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Bas Bleus

Bas Bleu: noun, pl bas bleus; a bluestocking; intellectual woman (World English Dictionary). Bluestockings is a colonial term for a woman writer. It's origin is from Europe where the term was used to describe women who were interested in the literary world and not the normal duties of the day. “Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.” ~Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) Eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher & advocate of women's rights.

Bas Bleus

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