Votes for Women Wanted greetings cards Votes for Women Wanted greetings cards
Votes for Women Wanted greetings cards Votes for Women Wanted greetings cards
£6.00

Votes for Women Wanted greetings cards

Pack of eight feminist greeting cards (blank inside for your own message) with fern green envelopes. 

The art on these greeting cards comes from a 1909 vintage poster advertising the ‘official’ suffragette paper, Votes for Women. Although a simple design at first glance, the poster belonged to a wider visual campaign produced by the Women’s Social and Political Union: one which combined colour, fashion, and radical politics. Despite the depiction of suffragettes by their critics as ‘unladylike monstrosities’, our heroine stands empowered and elegant, comfortable in both her femininity and politics. One hundred years on, thanks to suffrage movements across the world, women today can vote almost everywhere, but often their voices are still to be heard – and when they are heard they’re threatened to be shut down as nasty women, like Hillary Clinton was in the third presidential debate of the 2016 American presidential elections. Here’s to you, “unladylike monstrosities” and “nasty women.”

Specifications: Pack of 8 greetings cards printed on recyclable board using environmentally friendly inks. Card size 170mm x 120mm; envelope 175mm x 125mm.