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.
And yet, because of the term's symbolism, feminists would do well to reclaim the term bra-burner as a badge of honour--one they can pinto their breasts in recognition of their radical sisters who defied social mores in order to protest women's inequality.
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.