‘Feminists are still fighting to save the sewing machine’
FEMINIST organizations have launched a new push to save their favorite sewing machines from being taken over by men.
The Campaign for Real Men in Women’s History launched an online petition last month urging men to donate their sewing machines to the cause, with the goal of restoring the machines to their original purpose and value.
The campaign aims to have the machines returned to the women’s sewing machines museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
The women’s rights movement fought for the machines’ preservation in the 1960s and 1970s, but the demand for the sewing machines was so great that they were never brought back to the men’s collection.
Now, women’s groups are calling for the women-owned sewing machines in the United States to be brought back, but some men are skeptical.
“I’m not a fan of them being sold to the highest bidder,” said a male sewing machine dealer in Seattle.
“They were really the first machines that we could get to a man in the 1980s and 90s, and that’s why they’re so iconic,” said Matt Miller, the co-founder of the American Society of Sewing Machines (ASM), a national sewing machine and sewing company.
But he added that he’s confident that the machines will be restored to their former glory once again.
“There’s a lot of people who have had these machines, and I don’t think they’re going to be getting rid of them, because I think they are still going to have value to people,” Miller said.
But the ASMO’s executive director, David Tisch, said that many men are opposed to the machines being brought back.””
The American Society for Sewing Machine Owners (ASMO) has received over 20,000 signatures on its petition.
But the ASMO’s executive director, David Tisch, said that many men are opposed to the machines being brought back.”
It’s a little disappointing that we haven’t gotten to see this happen,” he said.”
This is a movement to protect the machines from the men who are making them.
If the machines are being restored to the right people, we’ll see that happen.
But for now, I’m optimistic.
“Some men, however, are taking a different approach.”
My heart is in the right place.
I feel that these machines are worth the investment to make them useful again,” said Tom Tuckerman, a veteran machinist and owner of The Machine Shop in Seattle, Washington.”
But at the same time, if I’m going to go out and buy a machine, I have to make sure I know what I’m buying, and the machine is going to last for a lifetime.