Category talk:Demonstrations and protests in support of feminism
demos shown on postage stamps?
I don't have a Wikipedia-appropriate source for the main part of the following, which is mainly my original research, but if anyone has suitable sourcing I recommend the image of the postage stamp itself be included for the category: The 1995 U.S. postage stamp commemorating the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the women's suffrage amendment (Scott no. 2980). It appears to show a demonstration with participation by NOW, National Organization for Women. The image was likely used by the U.S. Postal Service by error, since U.S. stamps are not supposed to show living people. The design error probably occurred because of the old-style clothing, but demonstrators were sometimes asked to dress in white in honor of earlier women's suffrage efforts, and so probably some dressed in old styles. Enlarging the image shows a demonstrator's placard reading something like "Welcome from Springfield NOW", partly blocked from view but I think referring to Springfield, Ill. (there are other Springfields, but I don't remember why I didn't think it was any of the others). When I wrote to NOW in Illinois, they didn't seem to know who's in the image but thought it was nice that it appeared. Since NOW was founded in 1966 or so, I guess the demonstration was in the 1960s–'70s. 188.8.131.52 16:10, 19 April 2011 (UTC) (Corrected link and noting that I'm the one who created this talk page and added this topic/section (I hadn't seen that I wasn't logged in): Nick Levinson (talk) 16:26, 19 April 2011 (UTC))
- Another stamp, U.S., women's suffrage, including a demonstration but not clear if it's a real or imagined demo: Scott no. 1406, from 1970. Nick Levinson (talk) 17:10, 23 April 2011 (UTC)