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Why the Delay?

In thinking about the resistance to women in the political arena in America, I think about the historical resistance to woman suffrage.   In their book Woman Suffrage and Politics.  published in 1926, six years after ratification of the 19th Amendment … Continue reading

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Always a Storm

Monday morning, Sept. 7, 1914, in Pensacola, FL, newspaper readers found a 12-page “Equal Suffrage Edition” in their newspaper the “Pensacola Journal.” Here are two images from that edition: “Votes for Women” radiate around Liberty; the adrift-on-a- raft-working woman with … Continue reading

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Lest we underestimate

Lest we underestimate the resistance to women as participants in the political arena today- Nov. 2, 1915 – women suffrage amendments to the state constitutions of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania were soundly defeated! That same year, on Oct. 19th, a … Continue reading

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Votes for Women

March 3, 1913, an estimated 8,000 women marched in a spectacular suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. (in 2013 my oldest granddaughter and I marched in a reenactment of that historic event.) This image was on the front page of “The … Continue reading

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If you’re thinking . . .

If you’re thinking about women and politics, consider how hard the struggle had been. For example: A referendum to enfranchise women in Oregon was defeated five times: 1884, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1910! The picture is of Harrriet “Hattie” Redmond, president … Continue reading

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Epithets

Even when I’ve finished a book I keep an eye out for additional information: For example with my most recent book about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, I keep a running record of epithets regarding women’s rights advocates. … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

August 26th!! It’s Women’s Equality Day, established by Congress to celebrate the day in 1920 when the the Nineteenth Amendment was certified, thus officially added to the U.S. Constitution. The long, hard struggle against enormous resistance was over; women had … Continue reading

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Would Women Vote?

In 1888 a miniscule number of American women had the right to vote.  Opponents of woman suffrage repeatedly argued that women didn’t want the vote.  The popular journalist Grace Greenwood, was curious – “Would women vote if they could?  She … Continue reading

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Seneca Falls

In 1993, driving to attend the dedication of the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights National Park, I was so excited to see a prominent historical marker honoring women that I pulled over, got out of the car, and took a picture. … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

According to the subheadline in today’s “The Record,” former NJ governor Thomas Kean “says he may not vote.” Not voting is an unthinkable act for me, regardless of the choices. In 1883 Elizabeth Cady Stanton was on board a ship … Continue reading

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