"If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation."
-- Abigail Adams
always at the forefront of fighting for the rights of other people(people being actual real humans that count: males), american women broke away from the abolitionist movement, a liberal movement which largely did not want females speaking at their events nor officially recognized in their organizations, and began agitating for women's suffrage. well bred rich women, educated women, working women even freed female slaves. imagine freeing a people from slavery and only giving half of them rights. it underlines the notion that females naturally are slaves to men. the Bible is the main reason in modern western society for the degradation and subjugation of women.
"The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation."
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton,
"I know of no other book that so fully teaches the subjection and degradation of women."
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
on March 3, 1913 the Congressional Union, later the Women's Party, held a ' suffrage parade' converging on Washington DC from around the country. it is the day before wilson's first inauguration.
"... lawyer Inez Milholland Boissevain, clad in a white cape and riding a white horse, led the great women's suffrage parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital. Behind her stretched a long procession, including nine bands, four mounted brigades, three heralds, more than 20 floats and more than 5,000 marchers." - Sheridan Harvey, MOB HURTS 300 SUFFRAGISTS AT CAPITAL PARADE, New York Evening Journal, March 4, 1913.
they are jeered at, roughed up, grabbed, heaped with verbal abuse- in other words abused by thugs as only modern liberals and union members are known to act toward those who disagree with them politically. if hitler had existed i am sure they'd have been called female Nazis. certainly they'd be called ' racists'. men block their way as they attempt to make it to the Treasury Building, even going so far as to block the ambulances trying to get to those who had been hurt. the police do nothing to stop the angry mob because women ought ' to be home where they belong'. the majority view the women as objects of mirth not as serious political protesters. over 100 women are injured. the secretary of war calls out a calvary troop to restore order.
the marchers who make it to the Treasury present a tableaux of "those ideals toward which both men and women have been struggling through the ages and toward which, in co-operation and equality, they will continue to strive... Justice, Charity, Liberty, Peace and Hope."
an Edison Kinetophone( being moving pictures with a synchronized sound cylinder of some of the women's speeches from the day) "The Suffragette" ,made after the event and shown publicly, is met with hysterical male jeers and derision.
the first national american political party to adopt woman's suffrage as an official plank is Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose/Republican party. in 1917 women win the right to vote in new york state. in 1919 the 19th amendment ("The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.") , drafted in 1878 by susan b. anthony and elizabeth cady stanton, passes both houses of Congress. in 1920 it is ratified by enough states and becomes law by a narrow margin.
today woman do not have the right to vote in:
Brunei( men cannot vote either. it's an absolute monarchy.)
United Arab Emirates( most men cannot vote either.)
in Lebanon women have to prove they have an elementary school education in order to vote.
in Bhutan there is only one vote per house which culturally deprives most women of the vote.
"When women understand that governments and religions are human inventions; that bibles, prayer-books, catechisms, and encyclical letters are all emanations from the brain of man, they will no longer be oppressed by the injunctions that come to them with the divine authority of 'thus saith the Lord'."
-- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"I learned how valuable our Constitution is and how valuable the separation of church and state is. "-- Cynthia Dwyer, statement, February, 1981, on being held hostage in Iran for 444 days( 1979-1981)