November 10, 2012
What struck me the most upon seeing these postcards is how strongly they reinforce the patriarchal belief that one sex will always be oppressed.
It’s an old belief but it’s certainly still around. How often don’t you see dudebros claim feminists want to “take over” and “kill all men” and “think women are better than men”. What a wonderful way to keep men aligned against feminists. Keep bombarding them with the image, the idea, that if women are freed from patriarchy we will immediately dominate men. Instill fear; maintain the status quo. 
(More vintage anti-suffrage postcards with commentary.)

What struck me the most upon seeing these postcards is how strongly they reinforce the patriarchal belief that one sex will always be oppressed.

It’s an old belief but it’s certainly still around. How often don’t you see dudebros claim feminists want to “take over” and “kill all men” and “think women are better than men”. What a wonderful way to keep men aligned against feminists. Keep bombarding them with the image, the idea, that if women are freed from patriarchy we will immediately dominate men. Instill fear; maintain the status quo. 

(More vintage anti-suffrage postcards with commentary.)

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