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Bra Burning Myth

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Originated in September 7, 1968 during the second wave of feminism, this inaccurate stereotype came about when around 100 women protested against the objectification of women at an America contest in Atlantic City. They merely tossed girdles, bras and tweezers into a “freedom trashcan” but the journalists covering the story branded the women “bra burners” as a form of mockery which became a legend. Therefore, the objective of this poster series is to inform the public that the bra burning movement was merely a media myth.

“There was no bra burned at Atlantic City. That’s a media myth.” - Robin Morgan (the protest’s principal organizer)