bra-burner

bra-burner

n. a nickname for a woman who supported the women’s liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. (Derogatory.) Didn’t the bra-burners give way to whale-savers in the seventies?
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Dow expertly traces the history of the protest, paying particular attention to the creation of one of the most endearing myths about feminism: the feminist bra-burner.
Anyway, the students will be keen to know what the Liverpool market trader's daughter and the legendary Australian bra-burner have to offer as possible future Rectors.
After all, we've seen a century in which we've lost our upper hand, victims of the suffragettes and their "Votes for Women" campaign, to the bra-burners of the Women's Lib movement.
This is definitely not what the equal opportunity bra-burners of the Sixties were fighting for.
FROM Emily Pankhurst to 60s bra-burners, there's always been an iconic female image to sum up the state of our nation.
In the 1970s, they were known as bra-burners and trouble-makers, who marched through the streets carrying placards.
DESPITE what some bra-burners might say, the Wonderbra is a great leap forward for female liberation, transforming modestly-endowed women into goddesses.
The neurotic bra-burners were back on their high horses over that little spot of disco PR.