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No matter what lifestyles a lady leads, from biker chick to society woman, there's a stereotype she'll need to dwell down. The Guerrilla Girls, infamous for his or her outrageous tackle women's concerns, now take on the maze of stereotypes that keep on with girls from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information-and nice visuals-they discover the background and value of stereotypes like outdated Maid, Trophy spouse, and Prostitute with a middle of Gold. They tag the head kinds, learn sexual slurs, clarify the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of actual and fictional girls who've turn into stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' most up-to-date attack on injustice in the direction of girls will make humans chortle, lead them to mad, and even perhaps lead them to switch their minds.

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In 1870, there were some 100,000 saloons in the country, approximately one for every fifty inhabitants (Giele 1961, 41). Women were vulnerable to the effects of alcohol abuse. Although some women became drunkards, primarily due to the high alcohol content of patent medicines, alcoholism among males was the major problem. Women married to drunkards were at the mercy of their husbands. As late as 1900, in thirty-seven states a woman had no rights to her children, and all her possessions and earnings belonged to her husband (Bordin 1981, 7).

From my safe, now tenured position in a well-funded state university filled with well-fed, white, middle-class students, it is easy to sink back into the white privilege (McIntosh) and arrogant perception (Lugones) characteristic of many North Americans, in the academy and out, feminist or not. By naming these locations, I engage an always partial effort to discover where they blind me. They may help explain the appeal of the roots of Western civilization in classical antiquity, while reminding me to ask questions about color and class that often seem 26 Susan C.

Constitution. Bitterness and frustration caused the movement to split into rival organizations in 1869. However, a final effort was made to obtain suffrage through the courts. Based on the argument that the Fourteenth Amendment had defined citizenship, and that citizenship implied suffrage, in 1872 Susan B. Anthony and other women registered and voted, or attempted to do so. In 1875, however, the Supreme Court rejected that argument, making a separate federal amendment necessary. During this period a major impetus toward woman suffrage came from an unexpected source—the temperance movement.

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