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Vintage Sexism: “How a warm room and B.O. cost her another admirer.”

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some of them, at least) learned to subtly make us feel insecure to hawk their products — back then, the subtext was simply stated.

Over at Jezebel, Andrew Heisel rounds up some of the best of the worst advertising geared toward women in movie magazines from the 1920s through 50s.

This was in the days before advertisers (some

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Vintage Feminism: “Why We Oppose Votes for Men”

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first presidential election in which American women were allowed to vote. In honor of the occasion, Sociological Images flagged this satirical pamphlet created by suffragette Alice Duer Miller in 1915. 

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the first presidential election in which American women were allowed to vote. In honor of the occasion, Sociological Images flagged this satirical pamphlet created by suffragette Alice Duer Miller in ...

Vintage homophobia: Tips for when you meet a lesbian from 1988

Wowza, can you say “dated”?

This pamphlet, “When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women,” was a handout in a women’s studies 103 class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison circa 1988.

Wowza, can you say “dated”?

This pamphlet, “When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Women,” was a handout in a women’s studies 103 class at the University of Wisconsin at Madison circa 1988.

New Favorite Tumblr: Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls

Alright, I’m not entirely sure the point of this Tumblr is to highlight the ridiculousness of pin-up poses, but let’s just assume it is. In that case, feminist commentary on vintage sexism + adorable cats = winning the internet, in my book.

Check out my favorite images after the jump and the rest here

Alright, I’m not entirely sure the point of this Tumblr is to highlight the ridiculousness of pin-up poses, but let’s just assume it is. In that case, feminist commentary on vintage sexism + adorable cats ...

Vintage Sexism: Anti-suffrage pamphlet warns of “petticoat rule”

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Oh, this is just so perfect.

The vague warning against some undefined “evil which may occur” paired with the rather contradictory argument that women’s suffrage wouldn’t actually change anything because “votes of women can accomplish no more than votes of men” (LOL, what?), so why do you you even care, it’s such an expense, ugh. I particularly love the amazingly dumb point that “80 percent of the women eligible to vote are married and can only double or annul their husbands’ vote.” Well, yes, precisely: They can double or annul their husbands’ votes. Double…or…annul. What isn’t clicking here?

Like many an entitled young feminist, I tend to take for granted the battles our predecessors already won and spend more time ...

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Oh, this is just so perfect.

The vague warning against some undefined “evil which may occur” paired with the rather contradictory argument that women’s suffrage wouldn’t actually change anything because “votes of ...