Thursday, March 08, 2012

What it took for U.S. women to win the vote

On International Women's Day, let's remember that advances toward women's equality have not come without struggle.

This video tells the story of women who dared to demonstrate for the right to vote during another time of national anxiety, the dark days of World War I. They would have fully appreciated Sergeant Pepper Spray's run in with UC-Davis occupying students -- threatened authorities instinctively turn to force to repress offenders. This doesn't always work, though the injuries and the pain are real.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

They had incredible courage!!!

I get angry when young women tell me that they don't vote because "it doesn't change anything."