Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woman Protester

This picture shows a woman with her sign as she prepares to join a protest at the White House. Looking at these pictures it is interesting to note that protesters of 100 years ago tended to dress better, be less angry, and carry more thoughtful signs than protesters today. It appears that the key to protesting today is have a little ditty that rhymes that everyone says over and over, whether it makes much sense or not.


  1. People then knew that if you wanted something, you needed to look as if you deserved it. Today's protesters tend to look as if the deserve nothing so much as a smack upside the head.

  2. I like their banner....well said. Is it just me, or does it look like the bottom of the banner was wrinkled up?
    -Anne K.

  3. Most of this week's photos could double as "Audacious Hats" week pictures.

  4. If you read up on the history of the suffragettes you will find that they were as bold and angry as anyone who has had enough of injustice. They paraded, they fought police, they chained themselves to government doors, they were arrested constantly.
    In the era they came from the poor women did not have the power to go out and demonstrate, they were working mostly in sweat shops. The women who demonstrated were from upper middle class and even upper class and they did not for the most part work. This is why the women you see in the photos are considered well dressed for the era.
    It is impossible to judge by a few photos of what the events and people were like. They may have been of course less expressive in some cases of their anger than these days because back then women were 'owned', they were chattel and had little to no real freedom of thought or action. People in general have changed and they have found that yes, you can stand up to authority and injustices and they're not afraid to do it.


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