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'Fight Sexism in Schools' badge, created to bring attention to the long standing concern with sexism and gender bias in schools. The clenched fist depicted on the badge suggests that it was produced by a Socialist group, while the accompanying women's Venus symbol suggests a feminist influence.
Badges like this are commonly distributed and worn by protestors who take part in marches, blockades and other public campaigns relating to legislation, Government policy, or community attitudes. They are often produced by political lobbying groups, and are worn on the day of the protest and afterwards, while the campaign is still current. Sometimes they are supplemented by posters, T-shirts and banners, and other ways of communicating the message. Although this badge is not provenanced to any one individual, it reflects the concerns of the members of the teaching profession during the 1980s and 1990s.
Round plastic coated badge. It has a red background with black text and the women's symbol with a clenched fist through the centre of it. A pin attached to back of badge.
Donation from Education History Unit, Department of Education, 18/04/2002
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Text Obverse: FIGHT SEXISM/ IN SCHOOLS
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