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    Misogynist Memes Are So Last Century

    Have they come a long way? Women couldn’t vote at the turn of the 20th century, and now female voters may tip the scales for a woman-in-chief. Both sides have employed memes — on postcards 100 years ago — and many of the old lines surprisingly resemble today’s online posts, including the odd eye-catching cat. America’s obsession with political sloganeering flourished with this early gender battle, as cartoonists jumped or stomped on the suffragette bandwagon — much as today’s mememakers pit misogynistic images and language against those yearning for “Madam President.”

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