The Right To Vote Was An Ugly Battle For Suffragettes

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Image courtesy of: Palczewski, Catherine H. Postcard Archive. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA.
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This month marks the 93rd anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Although we are still fighting for equality and more accurate representation in the media today, women’s rights advocates in the suffragette movement were ridiculed and shown as ugly, aggressive and self-serving.

Here’s a selection of cartoons from that era to remind us to embrace our power, and honor those women who fought for our right to vote.


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Orgeon Blue Book

Image courtesy of: Palczewski, Catherine H. Postcard Archive. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA.

Card Cow
 
Lead image courtesy of: Palczewski, Catherine H. Postcard Archive. University of Northern Iowa. Cedar Falls, IA.
 
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  • Sephiroth Septim

    Women were “given” the right to vote shortly after men “earned” the right to vote! The next time you see a women register with selective service because she could loose her right to vote among other rights you let me know!

    mIm

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