Hey again! MSQ just moved into Open Beta, meaning you can now sign up, create a profile, and enjoy the full splendor of the New Homepage for the Decentralized Web! From Monday to Friday we bring you our Discovery of the Day, a series of special articles featuring some of our top picks from across the cryptosphere. Be it DeFi, NFTs, Blockchain games or otherwise, we cover all the important stuff you need to know! It’s always good when projects acknowledge the contributions of previously disenfranchised members of our society. With this in mind, we are proud to bring you…Women and Weapons!
Standing United Against Oppression
By the early 1900s, women had become frustrated with the lack of progress on altering legislation to grant them the right to vote and participate in important political decisions. As a direct consequence, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), also knows as The Suffragettes, was formed by Emily Pankhurst under the mantra of ‘Deeds, not words.’
The Suffragettes were tired of being treated unfairly, so they decided to take matters into their own hands. The Suffragettes used violent tactics and even acts of subterfuge to claim what they deemed to be rightfully theirs: the right to vote in general elections. The tactics employed by Suffragists ranged from pouring acid on golf courses all the way to arson and bombings.
Needless to say, after much struggle, ridicule and effort, the WSPU emerged victorious and gained the right to vote under the Representation of the People Act 1918!
This American World War II wartime poster was produced by J. Howard Miller in 1943 to boost the morale of female workers
While classic conventions of femininity tend to enshrine submissiveness, composure and sensitivity, the Suffragettes proved that women can also be strong, aggressive and bold. In many respects, women are the backbone of our society: they are mothers, wives, daughters, carers, fighters, thinkers, inventors…in fact, women are so many things and are vital in keeping the world a thriving, vibrant place.
Ladylike and Lethal
Women and Weapons is a collection of 10,000 diverse and delightfully deadly female NFTs living in the domiciles of the Ethereum Blockchain. Designed from over 200 different hand-drawn traits, each woman is entirely unique.
One of the primary goals of Women and Weapons is to raise money for various charities and take advantage of the large platform they are building to make the world a better place. As it so happens, Women and Weapons is donating 5% of their profits to the Malala Fund, an organization that advocates and helps to improve the state of secondary education for girls on a global scale. At time of writing, the total amount donated by Women and Weapons stands at $100,000! Now that’s really something!
The Malala Fund works to change the circumstances of young women around the world
So what exactly do these daring damsels look like? Well, see for yourself!
Wolverine dropped his claws somewhere in Ulyanovsk Oblast…
Bare-knuckle beatboxing anyone?
Cynthia decided she had bought the wrong drumsticks
Now the designer behind this stunning collection is the highly gifted Sara Baumann, a multimedia artist from Dallas, Texas. Women and Weapons is Sara’s biggest and boldest work to date. However, in addition to creating a distinct and powerful collection, Sara has also been releasing special art pieces as part of her personal 1/1 Genesis Collection—check out this one Sara made for the legendary GaryVee !
Vive la Roadmap!
The Women and Weapons team is full of diligent, hardworking and passionate individuals who have much planned for the future. Some items they have listed include airdrops, exclusive merchandise and plans for an extensive Season 2. We would also like to give our heartiest congratulations to Sara for seizing the opportunity to follow her childhood dream of becoming a full-time artist!
Take a look at the full Roadmap below 👇
You can also find answers to FAQs on Women and Weapons by visiting their official website
The Women and Weapons collection is sold out, but you can still grab yourself one (or maybe even a few?) of these warring women over on the project’s OpenSea page. Now let’s take a look at a couple of stats, shall we?
Please Note: Stats are accurate at the time of writing, but be sure to check the original source for the most current information.
- Total Items - 10K
- Owners - 4.9K
Women and Weapons is making a real difference to the lives of women all over the world and will likely continue along this trajectory for the foreseeable future. It’s an amazing project that you shouldn’t hesitate to follow and support. So, make sure you do the Twitter thing and join their Discord so that you are always informed about the amazing work the Women and Weapons team is accomplishing!
It’s always great seeing NFT projects that have a conscience and want to give back to the world. Women and Weapons has already made a big impact and will undoubtedly change lives for a great deal many people over the months and years to come. Remember to sign up for a profile if you haven’t already and to check back regularly for new posts and projects here on MSQ. Until we meet again, continue to fight the good fight, and never give up on what you believe in!
We will be hosting giveaways for eligible members on the MSQ Discord every Friday at 7PM UTC. Make sure you join our growing NFT community so you can stay on top of news, the latest drops, and everything non-fungible.