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Poster – Women in Struggle (Women’s History Series: 6)

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

This poster gives information about the Women’s Movement in the early 20th Century, sometimes referred to as First Wave Feminism. The poster gives a broad overview of the activism at this time by individual women, working-class women’s unions and middle-class women’s groups.

The actions of the suffragettes were militant and at times violent. Many were imprisoned and when they protested their imprisonment through hunger strikes, they were punished with violent force-feeding (for more on this see this Spare Rib article. The poster also goes on to list other aims of these women beyond the right to vote).

6 women in struggle

 

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To find out more about the Poster-Film Collective, click here.

Source: Feminist Archive North

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