Tag Archives: Feminism

1923: Emancipation Machine

“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter   HOW WOMEN … Continue reading

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2014 : Don’t Mess with Me

Jas Charanjiva: Don’t Mess With Me (2014); see a profile of Charanjiva here.

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1910: Suffragette Madonnas

     The message of these anti-suffrage postcards is that if women have the right to vote, society will be turned upsidedown and men will become feminized, forced to do the women’s work of taking care of babies—how horrible! Although these … Continue reading

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1913: Inez

Inez Milholland preparing to lead the great march for women’s suffrage: March 3, 1913 (source). As a student at Vassar, Inez Milholland enrolled two-thirds of the students in the fight for women’s suffrage and socialism; she was also the captain … Continue reading

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1902: I Have in Me a Quite Unusual Intensity of Life

The opening of The Story of Mary MacLane: Butte, Montana January 13, 1901 I of womankind and of nineteen years, will now begin to set down as full and frank a Portrayal as I am able of myself, Mary Mac … Continue reading

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2012: Nefertiti in the Streets

Graffiti in Cairo by El Zeft

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1914: A Stone’s Throw

Rocks thrown through the windows of Buckingham Palace by protesting Suffragettes in 1914: “If a constitutional deputation is refused, we must present a stone message.” “Constitutional methods being ignored drive us to window smashing.” In the United Kingdom, women over … Continue reading

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