‘Anti-man movement’ of 1830 – forerunner of feminist movements

‘Anti-man movement’ of 1830 – forerunner of feminist movements

Gynocentrism and its Origins

The following are a few clippings from newspaper archives pointing to the existence of an “Anti-Man Movement” – so called by the women who formed them –  existing as early as 1830. Clearly ‘anti-man’ turned out to be a branding problem which would later be changed to ‘suffragettes/feminists.’ – PW

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nsapwr3_extrAnti-Man Society.

A meeting of the ladies in Maine has lately been held, to take into consideration the propriety of establishing a society to be called the Anti-man Society. It is said be an established fact that for the last century the male party have, by unholy combination, contrived keep all political offices themselves, to the exclusion women. They are now resolved to put down this unrighteous combination, and if not exclude men entirely at least to have equal share among themselves.— Philadelphia Paper.
Anti-man society - Northampton Mercury - Saturday 19 June 1830Source: Reported in Northampton Mercury – Saturday 19 June 1830
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