Here we have a cartoon, circa 1855, apparently meant to illustrate the topsy-turvy effect of bloomers on relations between the sexes. Clearly the artist was rather appalled, but frankly I see a woman after my own heart.
Cats and dogs are gendered in contemporary American culture, such that dogs are thought to be the proper pet for men and cats for women (especially lesbians). This, it turns out, is an old stereotype. In fact, cats were a common symbol in suffragette imagery. Cats represented the domestic sphere, and anti-suffrage…
That's right: on August 18th, 1920, women won the right to vote. (It became law on 8/26.) Celebrate by preparing for the upcoming midterm elections and, in honor of our suffragette sisters, do a little light hell-raising.