I was standing around in my kitchen the other day when I got the idea to make a candle holder out of a mason jar, and then to sell it on Etsy. My mom always told me I had a knack for creating things, so I figured why not? I'm sure no one has done it before. I had some jars I could empty from when my husband and I jarred preserves last summer, only when I tried to open the jar, I couldn't. I used a towel, banged on the sides with a butter knife, but nothing could make it budge. Finally, I begrudgingly asked my husband for help and he opened it with no trouble. He's 6'3, so it wasn't an issue for his larger hands. Then I realized something: the problem wasn't me, it was the jar. More specifically, the man who invented it. A white man. Who was straight. And privileged. Why should I have big hands to open a jar? Jars should come in many sizes so people of all strength profiles can open them. Making me rely on a man for ANYTHING is sexist. Really? REALLY???
I looked into it and found out that I'm not the only one having this problem. It's 2016. Isn't it about time we had a jar that reflected the year? Mason jars are even named after a straight man. Because of course it was. Women never get a fair shake in society. Anyway, I hope someone invents this. It's a good idea. I just hope someone, anyone makes this thing a reality. Anyway, I'm off to make a candle now.