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36 of the best women’s suffrage memes Pinterest has to offer

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Megan Murray
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We’ve rounded up some of the best memes on women’s suffrage that give a tongue-in-cheek look at the patriarchy. 

Things have changed a whole lot in the 100 years since the suffragettes won the vote for some women.

Typewriters have been replaced with keyboards, and letters with Whatsapp messages. Whispers between a community of women who wanted to drive change are now echoed in feminist Facebook groups and retweets on Twitter.

Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragettes, described the mantra of her movement as “deeds not words”. But as times have changed, our hyper-communicative world relies on words and pictures more than ever. 

From a status update posted on Facebook, to a meme shared on Instagram, the power of technology means we can now spread our message across the globe at the touch of a button.

To celebrate exactly a century since some women were granted the right to vote, we look at the memes that capture the past (and present) struggles of women in typical 2018 fashion.

Although undeniably light-hearted, these memes manage to highlight both the injustices faced by the women who came before us, and the prejudices that still live on today.

We invite you to have a scroll, share a laugh and get some fire in your belly. 

On the struggles and triumphs of the suffragettes…

On the injustices faced by the women before us…

On the need for modern feminism…

On the female resistance… 

We hope you enjoy these messages of female empowerment and share them on: with your friends, your co-workers, your family and anyone else you can. Let’s spread the word that, although 100 years have passed, our determination for achieving equality has not - and will not - be stopped. 

Stylist is celebrating the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote. See more of our commemorative content here.

Images: Pinterest, Johny Goerend