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Humour Interlude: Offend a Suffragette Edition

20 Jul

A while back, during National Offend a Feminist Week, I shared many images lampooning feminism in general (or at least, bound to offend humourless feminists), as did others, in the discussion.

Recently, I came across this shrieking piece about anti-suffragette postcards, from back in the blessed days before women got the vote.

Naturally, I loved them, and I started searching out other funny anti-suffragette postcards and images.  I also found some that were more serious in tone (e.g. photos of suffragettes engaged in vandalism), but I’ve decided to mostly focus on a selection of the funniest ones I found, for everyone’s amusement – and to give the fembots out there an aneurysm, hopefully.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Update: I’m adding some more from Laura Grace Robins’ collection, with her permission, here:

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62 Comments

Posted by on July 20, 2012 in feral females, humour, on the lighter side

 

62 responses to “Humour Interlude: Offend a Suffragette Edition

  1. David Collard

    July 20, 2012 at 1:48 am

    The little boy being nagged is hilarious.

     
  2. Charlie

    July 20, 2012 at 2:56 am

    “Man & How to Treat It”
    “When women rule, man must wait meekly and murmur not.”

    Prophetic.

     
  3. Carnivore

    July 20, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Excellent!

     
  4. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Thanks guys; glad you like it. 🙂

    My favourite may be the one with John Bull (the British equivalent of Uncle Sam), surrounded by women only having mouths on their faces – esp. with the caption given. 🙂

     
  5. Sis

    July 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I like the one about the cake in the oven. You’ve got my mind buzzing, I can’t imagine life without women voting. I tried to think of good reasons why women should vote and the first thing that came to mind was abortion and I thought, NOOO!, Then I kept trying and maybe we vote for better education for kids, then about affirmative action (bad). I’m having trouble coming up with good reasons which is rather sad. I also wondered about countries where women don’t get to vote and found that we get to vote in most countries, even China and India. The only ones without women voting seem like Middle Eastern countries and I don’t want to be like them. Women aren’t allowed to vote at the Vatican City either, (do women even live in the Vatican city?) Anyway, I will be racking my brain trying to think of a reason we should keep this privilege, because I like it, even if I don’t know what good it is doing.

     
  6. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Well, Sis, just look at all the changes that have come about in society as a result of female involvement in the political process, and ask whether that’s been a net positive or a net negative, for society, on balance…

     
  7. Peter Blood

    July 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I too liked the “Female Suffrage, Male Suffering” one. Aren’t those suffragettes the bitter end?

    Women’s votes: One of our civilization’s darkest hours.

     
  8. Peter Blood

    July 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Sis, try to imagine life without women voting. I can, and you can, too. The universal vote is a harbinger of the end of the civilized world–the only qualification to vote is you can fog a mirror, so we end up with a manipulated mob. That’s no way to run a country, yet that is how it is run. As we can see all around us, it doesn’t work well, even though most of us believe it’s the best gosh-darned system ever invented.

     
  9. lgrobins

    July 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Cool finds! I had not seen most of these. I like “Miss Hissy”. Can I link to this post as a new tab on my blog?

     
  10. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    @ Laura Grace Robins: Certainly! 🙂

     
  11. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    @ Peter Blood: “Women’s votes: One of our civilization’s darkest hours.”

    Hear, hear!

     
  12. sunshinemary

    July 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I absolutely love the last one…”We don’t know what we want but we’ll get it!” It pretty well sums up the modern woman, no?

     
  13. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Oh yes, it certainly does! 🙂

     
  14. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    @ Laura Grace Robins: You have some great anti-suffrage campaign images yourself in your new blog’s ‘Museum‘; would you mind if I copied some, with attribution, and updated my post here, adding them in? Please? 🙂

     
  15. lgrobins

    July 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I added it as a link in my “museum”. Sure am loving wordpress!

     
  16. lgrobins

    July 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    LOL, and now you are part of it! No problem, copy away.

     
  17. Will S.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for both, Laura!

     
    • Will S.

      July 21, 2012 at 12:28 am

      I’ve added some of Laura Grace Robins’ personal collection, with her permission; see the updated original post.

       
  18. sunshinemary

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Can you explain the one that is captioned “There are some things even a suffragette cannot do”? Husband and I both looked at it and cannot figure it out.

     
  19. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:09 am

    @ Sunshine: I’m not sure, except perhaps that he’s suggesting a suffragette is incapable of doing up her own bootlaces, as he is doing. 🙂

     
  20. David Collard

    July 21, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Australian women don’t seem to have done too much damage with their vote. Generally, they have tended to vote for the conservative side of politics.

    Our main anti-feminist contribution is producing a string of hopeless flop female politicians, as object lessons, including two state premiers who just went down to ignominious defeats, and a prime minister who is headed the same way.

     
  21. David Collard

    July 21, 2012 at 3:33 am

    SunshineMary, I am not sure, but I think that man is rolling his trouser leg up. I suspect the implication is that he is a Freemason, and rolling their trouser leg up is one of their ritual practices. The postcard might be slyly making the point that women could not join the Masons. The secret society that is. I am not sure, but I suspect they still can’t.

    My grandfather was a Mason. He was a Protestant. I am not, so I would not be welcome either.

     
  22. Optimum Awareness™

    July 21, 2012 at 7:53 am

    lol, I downloaded everything in my phone. my favorite is the “pussy” saying “I want my vote”
    -I am sorry kitty but no, it’s for the good of mankind; but of course in the end you will get that vote, which will be the beginning of the end of mankind.

     
  23. Carnivore

    July 21, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Will, copied a few over to my place and linked here. As I said, excellent! Regarding what a woman cannot do:
    http://www.manwomanmyth.com/men/urinals-a-genesis-for-male-psychology/
    Have to think about that one when I do my bathroom remodel. 😉

     
  24. sunshinemary

    July 21, 2012 at 9:58 am

    “A vote for federal suffrage is a vote for organized female nagging forever.”

    Prescient. And funny too.

    I tried researching whether there is any organized effort in the U.S. for repealing the 19th amendment. I couldn’t find anything at all. That’s one legal/political campaign I’d love to work on!

     
  25. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:18 am

    @ DC: That’s interesting about the Masons; I did not know that.

    @ OA: Glad you like them. Cheers. 🙂

    @ Carnivore: Hey, thanks for the plug! 🙂

    @ Sunshine: Good luck with your new mission. 😉

     
  26. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:20 am

    @ Carnivore: That’s an intriguing idea; reclaiming a male space in the bathroom, with a urinal; like it! 🙂

     
  27. Optimum Awareness™

    July 21, 2012 at 10:33 am

    way the go will
    good one Carnivore, you must show those to your wife and reclaim male space in the entire house; remember: the house is YOUR cave; the female is only there to clean it up and take care of the kids.
    I hope you received the ping on Father knows best, will; there is some kind of bug in my site that doesn’t send pings.
    keep up on the nice articles will

     
  28. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

    @ OA: The ping came through; it just had to be approved. 🙂

    Thanks.

     
  29. Carnivore

    July 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    @Optimum Awareness™
    “good one Carnivore, you must show those to your wife and reclaim male space in the entire house; remember: the house is YOUR cave; the female is only there to clean it up and take care of the kids.”

    OA don’t know me too well, eh Will? Wife? Are you nuts? I’m a confirmed GMOW bachelor. My entire house, yard, garage, basement, attic, car front seat, back seat, trunk IS my space.

     
  30. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    No, he obviously hasn’t read your blog. 🙂

     
  31. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    And I think a urinal in the bathroom is a great idea for both confirmed bachelors AND married men, alike. 🙂

     
  32. David Collard

    July 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, the house is mine. My wife just lives in it.

    No urinal. But I make a point of leaving the seat up. Wife never complains.

     
  33. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    🙂

     
  34. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    That brings up a point: if you’re a married man, and you install a urinal, your wife may end up secretly happy about it, because you’re not “leaving the seat up” if you’re never just pissing in the toilet.

     
  35. Sis

    July 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Will,
    I have decided to respectfully disagree with you on this issue. Women may not always vote for the best things, but we should still get to vote simply because it is our country and our voice should be allowed to be heard. For instance, if I wanted to paint our house yellow with polka dots, it would be a bad decision, but it is my house, my husband would get a vote too and he would probably disagree, but he should listen to my opinion and it should be worth something to him. I hope you don’t mind my disagreeing.
    Kindest Wishes

     
  36. Will S.

    July 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    No; no-one is ever allowed to disagree with me, because I am always right, in everything! 😉

    Hey, Sis, I understand.

    Cheers.

     
  37. Mark Slater

    July 22, 2012 at 2:44 am

    That was AWESOME!
    “At the Suffragette meetings you can hear some plain things, and see them, too!” — in a roomful of unattractive women.
    “The suffragette *not* at home” with kitty getting scalded
    So much fun. We should’ve listened to these guys.
    One could almost imagine Roissy being around in 1905.

    Thank you, Will S.

     
  38. Will S.

    July 22, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Hey Mark, you’re welcome.

    Agreed, we should have listened.

    Cheers! 🙂

     
  39. Will S.

    July 22, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I’ve copied one more from Laura’s museum, and added it to the post:

    That’s interesting, because while we all know feminists and socialists favoured women’s suffrage, I had no idea Mormons did. I wonder if they thought it would increase the Mormon share of the vote? It would only do so, of course, if the sex ratio was skewed heavily in favour of women, in the Mormon community…

    Anyway, we are orthodox, Trinitarian Christians here, rather than the kind that Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Eastern Orthodox alike consider heretics (i.e. Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses), and I trust no-one will particularly be offended at my inclusion of this, but if so, too bad. For any LDS readers, I ask you to first check your own history, and come back to me with proof that your forebears weren’t collectively suffragists, on the whole, before bitching at me.

     
  40. Carnivore

    July 22, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    That’s interesting, because while we all know feminists and socialists favoured women’s suffrage, I had no idea Mormons did.

    The territory of Utah (i.e. before statehood) was the first to give women the right to vote.

    http://ldsnana-askmormon.hubpages.com/hub/HistoryWomenTheRightToVoteMormonsUtahFirstDiscriminationMormonismElectionPolygamyPoliticsPriesthood

     
  41. Optimum Awareness™

    July 23, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Carnivore
    that is nice to hear. BTW it is an oversight excuse me for that. nice blog btw

     
  42. Will S.

    July 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    @ Carnivore: Interesting! Thanks.

     
  43. Will S.

    July 25, 2012 at 10:48 am

    @ Carnivore: Speaking of urinals, while you may install one in your home, the U.S. Navy’s new carriers won’t have them:

    http://happolatismiscellany.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/u-s-navys-new-gender-neutral-carriers-wont-have-urinals/

     
  44. Mild Colonial Boy, Esq.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I’ve got another couple that might interest you – although they are not as colourful as most of yours. http://mildcolonialboy.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/the-suffragette-game/
    http://mildcolonialboy.wordpress.com/2010/02/14/a-valentine-for-a-suffragette/


     
  45. Will S.

    July 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Ooh, good ones; thanks for sharing!

     
  46. Gen-X Gotham

    August 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Gen-X Gotham and commented:
    If only they had listened to these humorous but prophetic warnings!

     
  47. Will S.

    August 14, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    If only…

     
  48. Will S.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:39 pm




    The third one can be blown up a lot bigger; right-click for URL for any of them.

     
  49. Will S.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    So guess what? Manboobz decided to attack us again, this time over this post:

    manboobzdotcom/2012/11/03/anti-suffrage-postcard-saturday/

    Which means, thanks to his diligent work in collecting examples of ‘misogyny’, I’ve found even more great anti-suffrage postcards, at his site and his various links (keep up the inadvertent good work, bitch!):





















     
  50. Will S.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    “And this giant gallery assembled by the misogynistic antifeminist who calls himself Patriactionary.”

    Dumbass. We four are collectively Patriactionary; I am Will S.

     
  51. Will S.

    March 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

     

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