the Museum of Pocket Art

Suffragette Series

Margaret Meehan


Rebel Girl 1

In a time of congressional witch-hunts, these Suffragettes painted on 18th cabinet cards are updated in attire and urgency. Drawing strength from the past they are ready to keep the protest march moving forward for all equality.

We’re convicted of murder if abortion is planned. Convicted of conspiracy if we fight for our rights. And burned at the stake when we stand up to fight.

– Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (W.I.T.C.H.), 1969

You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt (HAH)
Well, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches (YEAH)
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.

– Nancy Sinatra “These Boots are Made for Walking,” 1966

When she talks I hear the revolution
In her hips there's revolution
Where she walks the revolution's coming
In her kiss I taste the revolution

Love you like a sister always
Soul sister, Rebel girl
Rebel girl Rebel girl
Rebel girl you are the queen of my world

– Bikini Kill, 1993

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