The Suffragette Nails her Colours to the Mast: c.1910
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Satirical picture postcard captioned "The Suffragette Nails her Colours to the Mast". Here the suffragette is depicted as a masculine woman wearing manly clothing including a pork pie hat, this being at the time a direct reference to lesbianism. Those opposing female suffrage regarded suffragettes not only as a political threat but also as a sexual threat.
1905 AD - 1914 AD