Some who opposed equal rights insulted activists by calling them "bra-burners
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.
The infamous bra-burners
marched for equal pay in 1969 and later for abortion and contraception rights.
The neurotic bra-burners
were back on their high horses over that little spot of disco PR.
In the 1970s, they were known as bra-burners
and trouble-makers, who marched through the streets carrying placards.
They crowned "a live sheep to symbolize the beauty pageant's objectification of female bodies, and filled a 'freedom trashcan' with objects of female torture - girdles, bras, curlers, issues of Ladies' Home Journal." Although no bras were actually burned, the media referred to protesters as "bra-burners
," which then became a simplistic derogatory term to refer to feminists.(20)
DESPITE what some bra-burners
might say, the Wonderbra is a great leap forward for female liberation, transforming modestly-endowed women into goddesses.