The Weird Familiarity of 100-Year-Old Feminism Memes
October 27, 2016 10:35 PM Subscribe
Today’s political dialogue—which often merely consists of opposing sides shouting over one another—echoes another contentious era in American politics, when women fought for the right to vote. Then and now, a mix of political tension and new-fangled publishing technology produced an environment ripe for creating and distributing political imagery. The meme-ification of women’s roles in society—in civic life and at home—has been central to an advocacy tradition that far precedes slogans like, “Life’s a bitch, don’t elect one,” or “A woman’s place is in the White House.”
The Weird Familiarity of 100-Year-Old Feminism Memes, by Adrienne LaFrance.
PS There are early-1900s cat pics too
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