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Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights
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History, Social Issues5 years ago

Propaganda Postcards From The Early 20th Century Show The Dangers Of Women’s Rights

These unbelievable vintage postcards from the early 1900s were used as propaganda by men to stop women from having more rights. Although The Suffragettes campaigned tirelessly to change the status quo of the day, many men found the idea of women’s rights not only disagreeable but even downright dangerous.

Because of this, propaganda postcards like the ones below were produced. They come from the archive of Catherine H. Palczewski, a professor of women’s and gender studies at the University of Northern Iowa who’s been collecting them for the last 15 years. The postcards portrayed the idea of change as something to be feared, not embraced, and they promoted women’s rights as an attack against family values as well as an infringement upon man’s place in society. While we still have a long way to go before women have the same rights as men, these postcards serve as a reminder of how far we’ve come since the turn of the 20th Century. (h/t: vintage everyday)

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Emily Rose
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5 years ago

I'm so grateful for all the courageous women who stood up against this cruel propaganda and helped us get the vote.

Amy Weiss
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5 years ago

Yeah Lino Pugliari, they thought things were going to extremes back then, too

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Ulla
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5 years ago

Couldn't even finish looking at these... I'm so happy to live in this day and age.

Elisn Klein
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5 years ago

I was kinda laughing the whole time, like yeah, we're somewhere else, we've moved massively. But the "get back in the kitchen" and "make me a sandwich" pics that flow on the internet are still painfully common.

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Talise Snyder
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5 years ago

I am the daughter of a single dad, and the pictures that show fathers taking care of their children as wrong make me sad because my dad has worked really hard in parenting and has done a great job. <3 I hate how women in these posters are shown as only fit for housework and not worthy of any say in our society.

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Emily Rose
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm so grateful for all the courageous women who stood up against this cruel propaganda and helped us get the vote.

Amy Weiss
Community Member
5 years ago

Yeah Lino Pugliari, they thought things were going to extremes back then, too

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Ulla
Community Member
5 years ago

Couldn't even finish looking at these... I'm so happy to live in this day and age.

Elisn Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

I was kinda laughing the whole time, like yeah, we're somewhere else, we've moved massively. But the "get back in the kitchen" and "make me a sandwich" pics that flow on the internet are still painfully common.

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Talise Snyder
Community Member
5 years ago

I am the daughter of a single dad, and the pictures that show fathers taking care of their children as wrong make me sad because my dad has worked really hard in parenting and has done a great job. <3 I hate how women in these posters are shown as only fit for housework and not worthy of any say in our society.

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