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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 – WLM Switchboard Calendar 1985

This calendar poster was created by the Women’s Liberation Movement Switchboard – Melbourne in 1985.

The poster is another example of the WLM reclaiming the imagery of witches to undermine its previous use as a negative symbol for women. Lesbian and disability symbols are also present within the calendar.

The calendar has various causes and events marked on it including ‘International Women’s Day’ and ‘Women Against Rape’. Some of the causes are apparently not related directly to feminism, such as ‘Aboriginal Land Rights’ which is recorded in July. This shows WLM’s solidarity with other oppressed groups.

WLM switchbourd witches calender



tpop half WLM calander


nottm half calender

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You may also be interested in another artefact from the WLM Switchboard – Melbourne.

Source: Feminist Archive North

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