Tag Archives: vintage sexism

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

TweetWowza, 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. Tweet
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Vintage sexism: 20 things men don’t like about women in the office

TweetThis gem comes from a 1945 book by Thomas D. Horton called What Men Don’t Like About Women: Tweet
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New Favorite Tumblr: Cats That Look Like Pin Up Girls

TweetAlright, 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.  Tweet
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Gender essentialism and the feminist housewife

TweetCross-posted at The Radical Housewife. Hi there!  My name is Shannon, and I am a feminist housewife. This is me in my kitchen.  Behind my arm is –NO JOKE–a loaf of homemade gluten-free bread.  I am a housewife, and a damn good one! Do you like my apron?  it’s from the HOTDISH Militia, a group that [...]
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Vintage Sexism: Anti-suffrage pamphlet warns of “petticoat rule”

Tweet Click here for larger version. 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 [...]
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