Bohneur painted with skill in oil paints, completely combating those stereotypes. She also dressed in men's clothes and cut her hair short in order to blend in to the areas where she observed animals. As a part of the Saint-Simonians society, she advocated women's rights. 7
In the suffrage movement, people created posters that showed women working in a way that didn't belittle their work or make them seem like delicate, unintelligent beings. They showed working women to connect the ideas of women and the working class. Both Rosa Bonheur and the selected pieces didn't try to attack those who didn't think that women were capable of certain actions, but they showed that women were both capable and worthy of respect.