Women hold up half the sky
29.75 in HIGH x 19.75 in WIDE
(75.56 cm HIGH x 50.16 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Poster has several black and white images of Asian women working in a factory. The top edge has a black bar with white text. It reads, "Women hold up half the sky." The bottom right corner has a quote printed in black: "In order to build a great socialist society, it is of the utmost importance to arouse the broad masses of women to join in productive activity. Men and women must receive equal pay for equal work in production. Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole. Mao Tse-Tung 1955." The phrase "Women hold up half the sky" was embraced by Mao Zedong and popularized both domestically and internationally during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. [LMC]

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