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Designing a poster for my friend's movie

So my friend just completed post for her movie and she asked me to do a simple poster for it. The movie is about how the growth of the feminist movement in Northern Ireland under British rule. I am giving her many options, some of which are specific to the time and place and some of which are more about women in general. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 answers

But I don't have an answer to this question!

What is the history behind feminism supposedly claiming that women could "have it all"? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for examples of strong, athletic women that inspire you.

Looking for examples of strong, athletic women that inspire you. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jun 25, 2012 - 45 answers

History of the 'Fly Me' era

"Fly me" : I'm looking for more information on the early restrictions on flight attendants- that they be single, slim, attractive, etc. Who pioneered these policies? How much did they vary across the globe? Did other industries at the time have formalized policies with similar biases? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Jul 24, 2011 - 19 answers

Behind Every Great Man...

Who are some historical (or modern day!) women whose hard work and accomplishments are generally attributed to the men in their life? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Mar 4, 2011 - 38 answers

Behind every great woman... who are history's most supportive husbands?

I'm looking for examples of supportive husbands (or other kind of male lifepartners) through history, men who helped their female spouses achieve greatness. I'm looking for examples from before 1900, any culture and time period before that is fine. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Oct 19, 2010 - 34 answers

Tell me some women who made a nonviolent difference!

Help me think of examples of individual women or groups that worked toward nonviolent social change!! [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Feb 24, 2009 - 23 answers

Stories about WWI/WWII home fronts

Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jul 21, 2008 - 26 answers

Undeniable Examples of Women Geniuses?

GeniusFilter: Help me win an argument and prove that there ARE undeniable examples of women geniuses throughout history or even today. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 4, 2008 - 62 answers

Did poor women wear corsets?

16th-18th Century (Western Europe): Did working-class women wear corsets? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 20, 2008 - 15 answers

What can I learn about women's changing roles in the world?

In the U.S., we get all caught up in the decisions that adult women make and the consequences of those decisions. (To have children, not to have children, to work, to stay home with the children, not to work, to marry, to have children without marrying, etc.) Are there similar convulsions about these cultural issues in other countries, especially non-English speaking ones? How can I learn about them? I'm curious both about how women's roles in in their societies are changing and about how those societies are reacting to the changes.
posted by croutonsupafreak on Nov 30, 2005 - 6 answers

A literal battle of the sexes?

I am trying to find an account of an actual historical battle between male and female "armies". [more inside]
posted by ontic on Oct 16, 2005 - 17 answers

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