We can be anything…

We can be anything…  Further expanding the idea the children’s toys play a huge role on providing the information that children learn their roles and expectations of gender, it seems that society is shifting to eliminating certain roles assigned to the female gender. Barbie originally was a prime suspect that …

Share the Roles

Share the roles While looking in Joanne’s scrapbook a came across this letter from a friend, Tom discussing his views on Jo’s current feminist publications. I like his insight on how he views men and women as “fundamentally equal”, this was honestly shocking to me because given the time period …

Fantastic Feminist

This week while I was scanning my N.O.W. items from 1977-1978, I came across a newspaper clipping that talked about Fantastic Feminist and Joanne McQueen’s feminist items business run out of her home in Oxford, OH. It talks about how she decided to make a Fantastic Feminist superhero-esque response to …

Brothers and Sisters

 Recently, while rifling through my scrapbook, I came upon a book cover written by Joanne McQueen. It is entitled, “Interpersonal Relationships with my Brothers: How Brothers Affect Brother and Sister Relationships.” This idea was fascinating to me, as I have a brother of my own. I reflected on my own …