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"From Britain, Queen Victoria expressed the feeling of ruling bodies everywhere with her implacable opposition to “this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’ with all the attendant horrors on which her poor sex seems bent.. .” Victoria’s fears, that “woman would become the most hateful, heartless—and disgusting—of human beings, were she
allowed to unsex herself!” were shared by women worldwide of every age and class. In America, women were the only group in the history of the country actively to fight against their own enfranchisement.
Elsewhere, too, wherever a handful of reformers succeeded in getting women’s rights on the national agenda, they were attacked violently and often physically by opponents of both sexes equally determined to maintain the natural dominance of man. In fact, so far from being “natural,” male domination was now being hastily reinvented. Patriarchal sanctions from legal exclusion to social taboo were wheeled out in battalions to meet the threat posed by women ready to risk “unsexing” themselves for the chance of getting their hands on some of the advantages that men had enjoyed for centuries without any apparent harm to their organs of generation.
The socialist reformer Beatrice Webb experienced the process at first hand when she visited a Professor Marshall of London University in March 1889 to discuss her new research project. Already an experienced researcher with a considerable body of work behind her, she found herself subjected to this advice from her self-styled superior: … that woman was a subordinate being, and that, if she ceased to be subordinate, there would be no object for a man to marry. That marriage was a sacrifice of masculine freedom and would only be tolerated by male creatures so long as it meant the devotion, body and soul, of the female and male. Hence the woman must not develop her faculties in any way unpleasant to the man: that strength, courage, independence were not attractive in women; that rivalry in men’s pursuits was positively unpleasant…. “If you compete with us, we shan’t marry you,” he summed up with a laugh."
Rosalind Miles, "Who Cooked the Last Supper? The Women’s History of the World"
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Dior Couture

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Alexander McQueen 2007 collection

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" Woman’s Hair Is Still Her Crowning Glory"Stay-Tight Company’s Spring-Lock Bobett Curlers advert c.1925
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Changing a Tire! 1920s naughty Biederer postcard