Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thank you, Ladies!

On this day, in 1920, women were finally granted the right to vote.  Take a moment today to honor the women who fought so hard for this.  Take a moment to explore women's history. 

What does it mean to you, to be able to vote?  (Do you vote?)  Do you feel educated about the political decisions that you make?  Do your votes protect the rights of women - our welfare, our education, our strength?

For a detailed history of women's struggle to gain the right to vote, watch "One Woman, One Vote."  This films shows how hard the struggle was, how gender and race and class complicated the movement.  Your right to vote was not easily won...

2 comments:

  1. What a great post! Honestly, I did not realize the 26th commemorated that very special day in woman's history. Thank you for the education :)

    I do exercise my right to vote, but I will admit that I try to stay away from politics as much as I can, so I'm probably not as informed as I should be.

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  2. Maybe I'm over conscious of it, because of what I teach and study. The struggle for women to get the right to vote is such an interesting one - and one that should be more well known. (I'm working on it, though.) :)

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