In 1901, the Serpent’s Hand Women’s Advocacy (changed in 1974 to the “Women’s Advocacy of Library Patronage”) was founded by former suffragette M. Walsh, with the intent of supporting female Hand members – who were, at that time, under-represented in certain factions. The case was, unfortunately, that a large proportion of the organisation’s academic parts were rooted in the developed world: particularly, the universities and mystical associations of the time.
In the period between the guild’s inception and the Rediscovery, the Women’s Advocacy served as a union and aid to those women affected by the culture of era, and became immensely popular.
Throughout the latter part of the proceeding sixty years, the Advocacy became more obscure. Its membership was maintained primarily as a tradition, and its main purpose became to act as an easy way for certain scholars and the like to reliably call upon others when necessary.
It was, however, not entirely without merit: several research projects and collaborations were undergone by individuals who had come to know each other through various meetings related to the group. Not to mention the fact that, upon the re-proliferation of the Ways, the Hand accepted a great deal of non-human joiners, some of whom came from a culture that oppressed some form of female-analogue. At time of writing, at least a quarter of Advocates consist of fluid anglers, who are widely thought physically inept by their solid counterparts.
Despite everything the Advocacy has gone through, the organisation remains prevalent, its members numbering in the dozens. Though it is no longer the powerful and representative party it once was, many a noted work has been produced by those with a hand in it.
A selection of documents submitted by members the Women’s Advocacy;
- A Girl in the Rain
- An Ongoing Correspondence
- Partial Visual Record of the Rediscovery
- A Brief Analysis of the Basic Methods
- Fifth Elrichian National Party Manifest
- Reflection of One's Lifetime
- Of a Place And a Time
- Of the Metabible
- Trolls' Introductory Handbook
- We're Hungry
- Collected Excerpts on the Sea Mother
- The Back Pages
- We've Seen Their Kind Before
- And Now, a Bit of Conceptual Birdsong
- Relating to Altered Surfaces
- A Series of Cats
- Of Matters in the Void
- They Torment Us
- Places the Mind Cannot Go
- Of Windows and Dementia
- The old stories are terrible. They need fixed up. All of them.