The Pill Expo – Contraceptive Pill as a 20th Century Game-Changer

The Pill Expo – Contraceptive Pill as a 20th Century Game-Changer

The rights and choices of today weren’t given but were fought for, by generations of women and allies. This is an exhibition devoted to contraceptive pills as a game-changer in the 20th century, hosted and fostered by Europeana XX project and fully created by five students of the Cultural Studies Masters of KU Leuven.

By devoting this exhibition to contraceptive pills as a game changer during the previous century, we intend to touch upon the history of contraception and how it rewrote the fate of women’s lives. It is a matter of gender equality in a wider sense. A societal change that tackled the way of living for millions of women who for the last six decades have now the choice and power to effectively control their fertility. Who are consequently empowered and in charge of their personal, social, professional, educational and political aspirations.

Why was the birth control pill a game changer in the twentieth century and why has it become even more controversial today? These are the central questions the exhibition will address.


Read the blog about the process and motivation for creating the exhibition on Cultural Studies Leuven journal.

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