What wilt thou do for her?

Whatever you do for a dead woman, you do too late. You could write her a poem or carve her a sculpture but she will never see it. Anything you do for a dead woman, you do for the living – which is not to say you should not write that poem or carve that sculpture.
We need monuments to women. In New York City, there are five monuments to women. I have seen one of them – just by chance. I stumbled upon the sculpture of Gertrude Stein in Bryant Park. I did not know it was there and was so delighted to suddenly see her. I wish there were monuments to Margaret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Madam Restell, Victoria Woodhull, Susan B. Anthony, Zora Neal Hurston, Josephine Baker and dozens and dozens of others.

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