When lots of people think about Black History the first thing they think of is “race” If you ask about other terms, you may hear “slavery” or “liberation” but you might not think of the Womens Movement.
First Wave feminism was arguably very Caucasian, however some Second Wave feminists recognized the intersectionality of oppression and took strides to be anti-racist.
Dorthy Pitman is an amazing woman who has, among other things:
* Co-founded the Ms. Magazine, one of the first feminist magazines.
* Assembled the first shelter for women affected by physical violence in New York City.
* Co-created the Womens Action Alliance, a second wave group which helped women work on projects such as the shelter in New York.
Dorthy worked with Gloria Steinem, both of whom can be seen in this feminist pin-back button.
The power of a political pin-back button should not be underestimated. Pow! This Dorthy Pitman and Gloria Steinem button is a great feminist button.
You can get this Black History Month pin-back button here, as well as other political buttons. Celebrate Black History Month and show your support with a Black History Month button!
If “all systems are inherently corrupt” like this anti capitalism button purports, what is the ideal society? Is there a solution beyond capitalism and communism, or other systems like a monarchy or theocracy?
This anti capitalism button is to the point – “All systems are inherently corrupt”
This poverty buttons may be older, but the message is unfortunately still valid today.
Poverty button which reads “Gourmet coffee or a few bucks for the person on the street – The choice should be clear”
I would love to have an office job, if only to wear this on my suit vest!
This anti capitalist button reads “Wake up and smell the corporate coffee”
Get a button maker and make your own political buttons and anti capitalism buttons. Pin-back buttons are a low-cost way to generate interest in your cause; and because we live in a capitalist world, they’re also a good way to generate income needed to further your cause.
This button could be interpreted in multiple ways – as a protest to Intelligent Design being taught in science classrooms, or to support Pro-Choice and abortion rights.
This religion button reads “Keep your theology off my biology”
I like buttons that can have different meanings, and that can create different discussions. Have you ever been able to start a conversation after someone read your button? Buttons are also a good way to let people know your views when you aren’t able to speak with them.
May 1st is known as May Day or International Workers Day. It’s similar to Labour Day – many countries don’t observe the September holiday, so Canadians get two days to celebrate the achievements of the workers movement and fight for our rights in the future!
This May Day pin-back button reads “You have nothing to loose but your chains”. Marches are a good place to see lots of May Day buttons and other political buttons.