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WOMENs SUFFRAGE CARTOON. Hugging a Delusion. American cartoon comment by Laura Foster, 1915, on the state of the womens suffrage movement

WOMENs SUFFRAGE CARTOON. Hugging a Delusion. American cartoon comment by Laura Foster, 1915, on the state of the womens suffrage movement


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WOMENs SUFFRAGE CARTOON. Hugging a Delusion. American cartoon comment by Laura Foster, 1915, on the state of the womens suffrage movement

WOMENs SUFFRAGE CARTOON.
Hugging a Delusion. American cartoon comment by Laura Foster, 1915, on the state of the womens suffrage movement

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1915 Ballot Box Feminism Forster Laura Movement National Womens Suffrage Assoc National Womens Suffrage Association Progressive Era Rocking Chair Suffragette


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This print showcases an American cartoon comment by Laura Foster in 1915, shedding light on the state of the women's suffrage movement during that time. Titled "Hugging a Delusion" this thought-provoking artwork captures the essence of feminism and progressivism in early 20th century America. The image portrays two contrasting symbols: a ballot box representing women's fight for political equality, and a rocking chair symbolizing complacency and resistance to change. These symbols encapsulate the struggle faced by suffragettes as they fought for their rights amidst societal opposition. Laura Foster's artistic commentary reflects her perspective on the National Women's Suffrage Association, capturing both admiration and criticism. The cartoon suggests that some suffragettes may have been too idealistic or naive about achieving their goals, hence "hugging a delusion". It serves as a reminder that progress requires more than just hope; it demands relentless determination and strategic action. Intriguingly framed within the progressive era, this historical artifact provides valuable insights into one of America's most significant social movements. It invites viewers to reflect upon how far we have come since then while acknowledging that there is still work to be done towards achieving true gender equality. As we contemplate this powerful visual representation from over a century ago, let us honor those brave women who tirelessly fought for our rights with unwavering dedication. Their legacy continues to inspire generations today as we strive for equal opportunities and representation for all genders.

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