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Badges - 'Arouse Your Sexual Politics', Australia, 1983-1986 Object Reg. No: SH 920481

Summary:
Badge, alternatively known as a button, created by Patrick Bros Melbourne, circa 1983-1986. The cartoon depiction of three people in a bed and the caption 'Arouse Your Sexual Politics' indicate that it was designed to bring attention to issues related to sexual politics and subsequent challenges to monogamous relationships. The badge is part of collection of badges assembled by the donor while active in left-wing politics at the University of Melbourne, 1979-1986. (Two copies held)
Description:
This is a circular button. It has a pink background. There is text above and below the cartoon of a bed. The Bed has three occupants in aerial view. The person on the left is looking at the person in the middle, the person on the right is looking at the person in middle. The bed is made with polkadot pillows and checked sheets.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Watson, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.40 cm (Width), 4.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: gender roles, sexuality, lesbian gay, making history - gay lesbian collection
Themes this item is part of: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Project, Museum Victoria, 2005-2006, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Sexual Politics
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed front: AROUSE YOUR/ SEXUAL/ POLITICS
Stamped back: PATRICK BROS MELBOURNE
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983-1986
Place & Date Used: University of Melbourne (The) Students' Representative Council, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1986

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