Burning the Bustle; Steampunk and Feminism

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Dr Julia Oden, Suffragette, from Murdoch Mysteries Dr Julia Oden, Suffragette, from Murdoch Mysteries

Ah yes, that F word, Feminism. It still has the power to polarize communities, split opinions, and horrify the Patriarchy. I can just about guarantee it doesn’t mean what you think it means. I am a feminist, but I still love and adore men, and I certainly don’t want to dominate my husband (much). Feminism, for me, is about opening doors that are closed simply because of a person’s gender; like the right to vote; the right to feel safe on the street no matter how one dresses; the right to a tertiary education to the same levels and in the same fields; and the right to have the same rights within the legal and political arenas. See … not so scary.

The Victorian era was when the Suffragette Movement started, the movement to see women get the vote. The Suffragette movement was active…

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