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Early 1900's comic anti-suffragette postcard depicting a bossy woman with medals on her jaw, sticking her neck out by demanding equal voting rights for women U.K. The inference is that only unattractive women would be unfeminine enough to speak up for the women's suffrage campaign. It is blatantly against strong opinionated women. Women must keep their place.

Early 1900's comic anti-suffragette postcard depicting a bossy woman with medals on her jaw, sticking her neck out by demanding equal voting rights for women U.K. The inference is that only unattractive women would be unfeminine enough to speak up for the women's suffrage campaign. It is blatantly against strong opinionated women. Women must keep their place. Stock Photo
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thislife pictures / Alamy Stock Photo

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2AR64G8

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89.9 MB (2.5 MB Compressed download)

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4575 x 6872 px | 38.7 x 58.2 cm | 15.3 x 22.9 inches | 300dpi

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UK

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ThislifeThen

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

As the suffragette movement gained popularity in the early 1900's, the picture postcard industry capitalised on men's unease about women's suffrage by belittling women fighting for the right to vote. Suffragettes were portrayed as bossy, ugly, embittered, spinsters, with men often portrayed as down-trodden wimps under the thumb of their wives and (even unbelievably!) undertaking domestic duties. A National Series postcard.

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