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To celebrate International Women’s Day and their Balance for Better theme I look at historical propaganda posters about women, women’s issues and socialism. People need to learn the socialist roots of International Women’s Day.
“When women vote it won’t be lawful for a man to remain single” Anti-Suffragette Poster, 1910s
Women of Britain say – “Go!” UK, 1915, artwork by E V Kealey
Why men shouldn’t vote, according to 1915 suffragette satire by Alice Duer Miller
“The Rights of the People — Women are People”. A 1920 poster that listed various U.S. states that gave women a right to vote before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment
In Polish People’s Republic womens are equal to mens in all areas of life” polish poster from communist era
A female suffrage activist holds a torch over Western states where women can vote beckoning the struggling women in the East and South where they cannot vote. USA [February 20, 1915]
Women painting propaganda posters, 1942.
“Women of italy! Listen to the voice of the fatherland! Enlist in the ausiliar service!” Italian social republic 1944
French poster anti haik (Algeria 1958)
“Burkas? We prefer Bikinis.” Campaign Poster, Alternative for Germany (AfD) – 2014
“Women workers take up your rifles” – (1917), Russia.
1941 Plea for British women to enter factory work
Gender equality and worker-friendly environment in this 1964 painting by Alexander Deyneka, used in posters and publications.
Our Women – Our Pride! – Soviet poster celebrating the first woman in space, Valentina Terechkova (1967)
Against sexual harassment, USSR, 1930.
Protect her! Women should not fall prey to political parties! Vote ‘no’ against women’s suffrage. Democratic Christians, Switzerland, 1940.
“What a woman may be and not have the vote / What a man may be and yet not lose the vote” – 1908 Women’s Suffrage movement poster
Telling A Friend May Mean Telling The Enemy, UK, 1942, artist unknown
She May Look Clean – But Pick-ups ‘Good Time’ Girls Prostitutes Spread Syphilis and Gonorrhea, ca. 1940
“Do You Realize That in every country Woman Suffrage and Socialism go hand in hand?” Texas, late-1910s
“Germania” Painting by Friedrich August von Kaulbach, 1914
«They have discrimination, unemployment, poverty. We have equality, freedom, well-being», 1949
‘The call to arms of the women during the siege of Haarlem 1572’, Schoenmaker Atlas circa 1710, NL.
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