Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who Wears The Pants?

   In 2008 and 2016, a female became a serious contender for the Presidency of the United States. This achievement can be traced directly to the thousands of women that worked in some way for women's suffrage. The proud suffragette marching down Pennsylvania Avenue has become symbolic of the movement, but we forget how much the issue of women's rights split our nation. Then, as now, different interest groups worked to turn public opinion in their favor.

Head of suffrage parade

Who Wears the Pants?

Shall Women Vote? Sheet Music 1881

1913 Suffragettes in Washington

National Anti-Suffrage Association

British Suffragette

Kentucky ERA rally at Democratic National Convention in St. Louis

Official program - Woman suffrage procession, Washington, D.C. March 3, 1913

Suffrage Postcard

Mrs. B. Harriman speaks out.

Alice Paul started out as a lobbyist for a suffrage amendment but moved on to civil action. She organized silent protests and civil disobedience actions that led to the arrest and jailing of her and other feminists. Many credit her as having had the greatest influence on passage of the 19th Amendment.

Suffrage parade

Patriotic Appeal

Anti Suffrage Cartoon

Good Question...

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