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Feminism At Work Throw Pillow

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Product Description

Throw Pillow made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Pillow is available in four sizes 16 x 16,  18 x 18, 20 x 20 and 24 x 24 and features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Purchase cover only or cover with insert. 

About the illustration

In honor of Women’s History Month, Women You Should Know commissioned award-winning cartoonist, author and illustrator, David Trumble to execute our vision for an original piece of art that would pay tribute to some of history’s most courageous women; fearless females who went out on a limb to speak out, to stand up, and to act in the fight for women’s rights and equality; pioneers who moved women’s history forward and thought leaders who continue to carry that torch. We are so proud to present… Feminism At Work.

Spanning almost 200 years of U.S. history, from the mid-1800s through today, Feminism At Work captures the spirit of the women’s movement by highlighting some of its greatest champions – 12 in total – from different eras. Because they are the hands-on builders who set out to forge a better and more equal path for women everywhere, often putting themselves in precarious and unpopular positions in the process, the composition of the piece evokes the iconic 1932 black and white photograph Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper, or more informally Men At Work. Believed to have been taken by photographer Charles Ebbets, it features 11 ironworkers eating lunch on a steel beam, dangling 850 feet above New York City’s streets, while on break from constructing the RCA building (now the GE building) in Rockefeller Center.

In contrast, Feminism At Work is intentionally set against a transitioning backdrop – from monochrome to vivid color – of a more modern New York, as it’s very much about the future, about continuing to move forward, expanding on the solid foundation these women have laid for all of us, and for generations of women to come. And there is no “lunch break” when it comes to the women’s movement as there always was and still is much work to be done in the fight for women’s equality.

Of the countless American women we could have included, we worked with women’s historian and political consultant Pam Elam, founder of The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Central Park Statue Fund, to narrow it down to a core group of 11 that, like the pieces of a complicated puzzle, each represent a vital part of the whole picture. We rounded out our list to a total of 12 women by including someone we call “Future Woman,” an unidentified individual who represents the new wave of feminists, the collective of young women and girls of the digital age who will continue to lead the charge.

As you look at the women from left to right they are positioned chronologically, so that the image also serves as a compelling and engaging historical timeline.

Feminism At Work is a visual salute, a conversation starter, a great teaching tool, a super cool women’s history lesson, and a monumental source of inspiration for women and girls everywhere.

Meet The 12 Women Featured in Feminism At Work