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Badge - Clever Little Secretary, Australia, circa 1980 Object Reg. No: SH 901452

'Clever Little Secretary' badge, alternatively known as a button, produced by a feminist group to emphasise that most secretaries are women, that they are often patronized by the use of terms such as 'little' and that their work and responsibilities are often de-valued. It may also be linked to overall issues relating to women's long standing claims for equal wages. It was used circa 1980.
This is a metal button. It has black lettering on a red background, Above the slogan is a white line drawing of a female secretary working at a desk.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Tribune Fair, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 37 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: gender roles, societies, trade unions, women s work, working life
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Gender Politics
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Inscription Obverse: CLEVER/ LITTLE/ SECRETARY
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1980

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