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"Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity." These women fought valiantly for the right for women to vote.
The following images display the challenges women experienced, in the early 1900's, determined to gain the vote.
VOTE - YOUR LIFE COULD DEPEND ON IT. - Such a strong statement, right?
Our lives are so comfortable. We don't generally suffer strife, like the wars in Syria, in our daily lives.
Some reasons I hear for not voting are: it is inconvenient for me to vote, or, I just don't have time in my busy day, or, what difference is one more vote going to make?
Here are some examples of the difference just one thing can do:
The Starfish Story
Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality
How One Vote in America Made the Difference - this one is fun. We could be sprechen Deutsch.
Whatever your preferences are regarding party affiliation or point of view.
VOTE - PLEASE - YOUR FREEDOM does truly DEPEND ON IT.
The Night of Terror occurred on November 14, 1917 at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia. A group of 33 female protesters, members of the Silent Sentinels who picketed the White House daily to ask for voting rights for women, were brutally tortured and beaten by the workhouse guards and the superintendent, W.H. Whittaker. These women were mostly members of the National Woman's Party (NWP), an organization led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns that fought for women’s suffrage. https://en.wikipedia.o
Alice Paul was born in Massachusetts in 1885 to Quaker parents. She was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. She died in 1977 unable to realize the Equal Rights Amendment to the constitution.
Women in the photos:
Alice Paul: American Suffragette - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Paul
Emmeline Pankhurst: English - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmeline_Pankhurst
Lucy Burns: American - http://womensenews.org/2004/10/night-terror-leads-womens-vote-1917/
Helena Hill Weed: American - http://www.coe.ucsf.edu/coe/news/night_terror.html
Dora Lewis, Edith Ainge and Mrs. Pauline Adams American: - http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/27182-night-of-terror-for-white-house-picketers-to-be-observed-on-november-15th
Places and events: Police in Britain were particularly harsh.
Holloway Prison - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HM_Prison_Holloway
VOTE - YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT