Sep 21 2014
I found the role that gender played in shaping our down towns very interesting. In our history classes in high school the suffrage movement was largely skimmed over as was everything else but I always thought that due to the lack of rights women weren’t able to do anything, but according to this book women helped build the city. We cleaned up the streets, put out artistic street lamps, and street trash cans. They even came in with their children and cleaned the streets by hand sometimes. I also thought some of the emphasis on certain things mentioned was rather superficial. For example the pink ribbons on lampposts. My question is why would you put them on there in the first place and why would you think a lamppost needed a pink ribbon? Why was there such a controversy over lamp posts of all things?
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