After the exhilaration brought on by the massive Women’s March, I found it both amusing and infuriating to browse through these
Postcards warning men about the dangers of women’s rights
They were put together by Tara McGinley who wrote: “Here’s a collection of totally ridiculous vintage postcards and posters dated from around 1900 to 1914 warning men of the dangers associated with the suffragette movement and of allowing women to think for themselves.”
Except for the clothes, I am not entirely sure that things have changed all that much.
See more postcards at Dangerous Minds website HERE
Feature image: detail from “Horizons” a mural by Robert McCall.
I always remain astonished at the disdain in which the literature of the future has always been held by the here and now.
It’s just so easy to wave a hand and close the door on the science fiction ghetto.
Sometimes I think that the ‘real’ writers are so afraid of how they’ll be shown up by us genre folks that they’d rather just not compete at all and fondly imagine that keeping the gates locked will keep the cooties away. But I have news for them. it’s in HERE that the future lives. The fences and the locks and the keys…keepg THEM out, not US in. We’re already out there among the stars. Have the literati considered the possibility that it is around THEM, rather than us, that the locked gates and the iron bars really are…?
While I am better known for my fantasy than my science fiction (I sometimes combine the two), I believe that if anything, the sheer vision required to create ANY future from scratch should be a feature of literature, not the bug.
Here are two links to relevant articles well worth you time.
Why science fiction authors can’t win HERE
Building a Better Definition of Science Fiction HERE
Andrew Hilleman offers
10 Great Westerns You’ve Never Read
My husband, who cut his teeth on westerns, has read a couple of these and urged this link on me. He is still haunted by ‘The Ox-Bow Incident‘, an exploration of mob rule that still echoes harshly for us even today.
Read all of Hilleman’s picks at the PW website HERE
Surprise! Children’s Books Figured Out Life Long Ago
There’s a reason certain children’s books stay with you long after you’ve left elementary school, Crafty House tells us. “Deceptively simple, such evergreen stories absolutely brim with meaning and insight, serving to remind the reader of the most basic but vital lessons in life.”
See all the quotes at Crafty House HERE
Quote of the Day
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ~ Albert Einstein
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