Sunday, November 21, 2010

Negative Press

Caricature: Women's Club Meeting (1848) "In the women's club – we demand that skirts be abolished and that men take over the housework."

  1. Who is depicted in this photograph?
  2. What did the artist think about women's clubs?
  3. What did the artist think about the women in clubs?
  4. What does the cartoonist mean by the caption?
  5. Does the idea expressed in the caption seem old-fashioned to you?  Why?
  6. Do you think this opinion was common among men of the time?

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