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All referenced quotes presented on the sidebars in this website are taken from the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information, edited by Sara de Jong and Sanne Koevoets.

Poster – The Mastery Of Nature: The Age of Science & Reason (Women’s History Series: 3)

By the Poster-Film Collective, 1983. Part of a series of posters on Women’s History.

This poster describes the changes in European society and culture due to the new knowledge generated by the 17th Century Scientific Revolution. It criticises and explains the exclusion of women from these changes, arguing that this exclusion was rooted in the ideas of the church and the myth of witches, both explored earlier in this series of posters. The Scientific Revolution and the subsequent developing ideas about ‘nature’, women and femininity led to the division between the ‘personal’ and ‘political’, and the ‘public’ and ‘private’ which oppressed and limited women as a group.

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Source: Feminist Archive North

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