Symbol-making is a necessary part of any social movement; it provides a quick, convenient way of proclaiming one's views to the world. ---Jo Freeman © 1971

Symbol-making is a necessary part of any social movement; it provides a quick, convenient way of proclaiming one's views to the world. Jo Freeman © 1971

The online archive of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union herstory project posted Jo Freeman’s Ms. Magazine 1974 article about buttons, collecting, and feminism titled Say it With Buttons.

As a feminist who works at a woman-owned, custom button company in Chicago, it’s empowering to read about buttons’ role in message creation, and how buttons serve as a vehicle for idea sharing.  Click here to read the full article. Jo Freeman writes about custom buttons:

If you don’t want to wear someone else’s aphorisms, you can easily wear your own.  The next time you think of the perfect squelch five minutes after it was needed, don’t sigh and forget it, button it down.

Click here to make custom buttons through BusyBeaver.net.  Read more about Jo Freeman and her button collection by clicking here.