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
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11 months ago

That's the dream!

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Kaisu
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11 months 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
Community Member
11 months ago

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

Lama Lady
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11 months ago

Yeah, they re used to ejaculate, get praise and think they ve achieved 'it'...

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JV
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11 months ago

No you sure didn't do anything to have those kids...

Ivana
Community Member
11 months ago

I love that it was seen as pure horror for a man to hold his own spawn. Get in there and hug your little crotch goblins, it will not make you less of a man.

Jodie Johnson
Community Member
10 months ago

Crotch goblins, I am absolutely stealing that one!

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Jo Choto
Community Member
11 months ago

Message: child rearing is stressful and difficult but it's okay if the woman does it all.

Christina Sersif
Community Member
11 months ago

My own children!?! I have to actually be a father to them?!! Why god did you forsaken me!?!?!

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
11 months ago

I think that was the issue, "in 10y of marriage I ain't done nothing at home".

Karen Klinck
Community Member
11 months ago

I believe he doesn't do anything!

Donna Leske
Community Member
11 months ago

Gosh, I wonder who sewed his clothes? And swept the rug? (no, they didn't have vacuums yet) And polished his shoes? And washed and dressed those droopy babies? Not him.

NotWoke
Community Member
11 months ago

His hair! 🤣

Bettye McKee
Community Member
11 months ago

I hope those babies survived being mishandled.

He is love
Community Member
11 months ago

ok this is actually really funny. his face! i say this as my baby is crying and pulling the exact same pose and expression as the one on the right.

Pamela Scott
Community Member
10 months ago

Thank God times changed! Of course even back then there were exceptions! My Grandfather raised his children by himself after his wife died from pneumonia from the flu. Once they reached school age he did give in and let their Grandmother have her way. She would come and get them early on Monday morning and bring them back early on Sunday mornings. Grandpa and his brother both said their Dad always had a hard time telling them goodbye cause he would be in near tears each time. Not all men were like this idiot!

Mrta Brzoza
Community Member
11 months ago

Poooorpoooooor men

Cindy Snow
Community Member
10 months ago

Those babies look like they've been drugged!

Sahar Kazi
Community Member
10 months ago

oh, you did something alright!

Aneese
Community Member
10 months ago

Honey, your part was 50%. Toughen up.

Paula Hannon
Community Member
10 months ago

Oh my God Support the head, Support the Head.

George Hudacko
Community Member
10 months ago

When did you do anything?

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
10 months ago

If god wanted men to see their children after they were born he would of given them breasts

Tee
Community Member
11 months ago

What's up with the baby neck?

Cip IESAN
Community Member
11 months ago

Horror show? Hard times before Photoshop!

Juririn
Community Member
11 months ago

It's called collage. A technique still used today by many artists.

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Helenium
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11 months ago

the men should just chop off their dicks they automatically become women then apparently

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Sandy Gilliland
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11 months 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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Kaisu
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11 months ago

I'm sure she wishes the same

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blugeagua
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11 months ago

What kind of misogynistic bullshit is this? Wow

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Zaerhin Sk
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11 months ago

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

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JOHANNA MUELLER
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11 months ago

Oh no she’s wearing pants

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Andrew Park
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11 months 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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Bettye McKee
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11 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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11 months 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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Zaerhin Sk
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11 months ago

Hm, sounds like a good one

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earringnut
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11 months ago

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

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Karen Klinck
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11 months ago

Good for her!

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Esther
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

All men are created equal...

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ZoeIsHahaha
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11 months 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
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11 months ago

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

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Tifferooski
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10 months ago

God forbid you take care of your own child. Makes my husband look like a saint.

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Iva Kazalova
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10 months ago

WHY DIDN’T YOU KEEP YOUR DICK IN YOUR PANTS?

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NCC~1701
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11 months 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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Karen Klinck
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11 months ago

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

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Andrew Park
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11 months 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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How Terribly Unfortunate
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11 months ago

What's the problem?

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sylvanticx
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11 months ago

why does the house need only one head?

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ZoeIsHahaha
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11 months ago

Fighting for equal rights is work too

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Magpie
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11 months ago

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

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Louise Brigance
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11 months 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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Zaerhin Sk
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11 months ago

Omg, WTF WAS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE?!

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Chris DiFonso
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11 months ago

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

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