Dictionary of Sydney: Susan Beckett

What is Man?

This is the question that was asked by Women’s rights activist Susan Beckett in the late 19th century.

Susan was well known for protesting the use of the ‘Corset’ stating that women did not need this item of clothing and that it was created to please men.

She was also credited for creating a modified version of the corset which was said to be on of the first forms of a women’s bra.


Nicole from Dictionary of Sydney joined Tess in the studio to tell us more.

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