Times are a-changing and nowadays it is easy to take our ability to vote for granted. However, it's really not that long ago since our grandmothers and great-grandmothers had to go through some serious abuse to win that right. Just a century ago, suffrage was a highly divisive and controversial issue in Western society.

It's always scary to challenge the status quo and these postcards from the early 20th century are a perfect illustration of that. In them, you can see the frustration of men and women alike, who were afraid of change and thought that granting women the right to vote will somehow ruin the world and the progress that was made. Sadly, these mocking images still look vaguely familiar even in today's context where feminists (sometimes even referred to as feminazis) are depicted as irrational, neurotic and even abusive. Scroll down below to see the full list of illustrations and don't forget to vote for the ones you like (erm, hate?) the most.

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Kaisu 1 week ago

That's the dream!

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Yes I'm sure housework is the most terrible suffering these men could imagine, they wouldn't have ever handled being glorified objects the way women had to

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Oh the horror of men having to take care of their own children

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Sandy Gilliland 1 week ago

The reason these posters, like this one, were made is because this is the way the men acted toward women and were TERRIFIED to have it come back to THEM!

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blugeagua 1 week ago

What kind of misogynistic bullshit is this? Wow

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Then maybe don't have as 10 kids? Ever thought about that?

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JOHANNA MUELLER 1 week ago

Oh no she’s wearing pants

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Andrew Park 1 week ago

I love how pretty much any comments made by men that is making fun or finding humor in some of these posters (and lets face it, some of these faces look hilarious) are getting downvoted, as if they agree with the poster or something. You know we can disagree with the message wholeheartedly and still find these antiquated drawings hilarious looking.

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Hm, sounds like a good one

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Bettye McKee 1 week ago

These were purposefully exaggerated by men to spread the fear that they were losing control of their women.

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Kaisu 1 week ago

Don't worry, women don't want to take away men's right to vote like men did with women!

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earringnut 1 week ago

Oh, the humanity! He has to eat cold meet.

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Esther 1 week ago

Men were so afraid that women will take away their right to vote. Just like men were voting for women before we had the right to vote ourselves. Pathetic.

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ZoeIsHahaha 1 week ago

All men are created equal...

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ZoeIsHahaha 1 week ago

So they're fine with women doing these things, but when men do it, the world is over? I guess men in those times were really bad at doing those things.

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

So they only care about men having to do these things. 😕

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Tabby Cat 1 week ago

men are scared of everything they force women to do.

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spatula 1 week ago

This is a great poster for women too! Who wants that guy?

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NCC~1701 6 days ago

Can they not take turns watching the children to go vote. I don’t understand. Most voting places are open all day.

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Andrew Park 1 week ago

I don't get the whole thing about ham and mustard. Does this have to do with men cooking or something? Again, this poster make needs to go back to poster school.

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Karen Klinck 1 week ago

You were either a mother or a whore. There was no other recognized position.

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sylvanticx 1 week ago

why does the house need only one head?

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Omg, WTF WAS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE?!

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Louise Brigance 1 week ago

HUH! According to many this is still what awaits women who go "professional". Despite the fact it takes two people working to make ends meet, don't encourage a woman to have a profession!

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ZoeIsHahaha 6 days ago

Fighting for equal rights is work too

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Magpie 1 week ago

Oh no! He might have to pay attention to "his" children.

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Chris DiFonso 6 days ago

What is especially horrible is that the men, who were repressing women, portrayed themselves as the victims!

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Note: this post originally had 60 images. It’s been shortened to the top 30 images based on user votes.

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