Votes for Women Wanted mug
£12.00

Votes for Women Wanted mug

The art on this mug 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. We raise a mug to you, “unladylike monstrosities” and “nasty women.”

Specifications: 11oz Durham ceramic mug with simple curved handle. Height 9.5cm, diameter 8cm, capacity 350ml. Dishwasher safe. Delivered in cardboard smash proof box. Please note, this product will not fit through a standard letter box.