Last day of our show today @campbellarcade Closing is at 7pm and we’ll be there from 5pm, for chats and giggles, with folks after work, as we say farewell to Heroines Petticoats ♀️♀️ @gigigordes @tinkysonntag @kellyksullivan @empireofstuff
My 1970s window, ‘Work Like A Man, Paid Like A Woman’ reflects on another recurring theme of Equal Pay for Equal Work. The late 60s early 70’s saw Australians participating in war again, this time in Vietnam. It also ironically, saw the rise of Second Wave Feminism, The Womens Liberation Movement. It saw Australian Women again take forms of direct action and protest to new levels. Smash The Glass Ceiling, became a Womens Movement quote. Dr Zelda D’Aprano from Melbourne (who stands proudly chained amidst the roses on one plate in the window) took the term and ran with it. She engaged in direct action and chained herself to Parliament House, in protest of the marked gender wage gap in Australia at the time, and might I add, currently still exists today!
Dr Zelda D’Aprano. Middle Age, Migrant, Professional Working Mother and Political Agitator was a legend. Another woman getting things done, using direct action. She got up, made sure she looked sharp and grabbed her hammer and her briefcase and went to work and got the job done, like a fucking boss Zelda also shares the same birthday as my BFF & social justice freak #cultlena which I only discovered after making this window And going back to hammers, we’ll be smashing down our windows after 7pm tonight. So if you want to see what all the fuss is about, pop past on your way home from work for gander before it’s gone!
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