Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman "bona fide occupational qualifications" for being a stewardess? According to the airline industry, the answer is "yes," but two unions and feminist Betty Friedan disagree.
Today saw a celebration of courage and triumph in Washington, DC, as well as optimism in the wake of a defeat in Maine.
Though originally created for the purpose of putting the Susan B. Anthony Amendment into the Constitution, there was a consensus among Executive Committee members today that the party must now evolve from an "equal suffrage" organization to one whose goal is total equality.
If Progressives are to win the White House in November, women must register and vote in great numbers, according to former - and hopefully future - President Theodore Roosevelt.
Judging by the attendance, speeches and resolutions at today's opening session of the third annual National Women's Rights Convention, the movement is growing, and attracting many new and ambitious young supporters.
In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City's Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.
In regard to participating in the campaign for the E.R.A., a measure endorsed by Republicans since 1940 and Democrats since 1944, Ford said: "I would be happy to take part in it."
Despite a valiant effort, the 1912 Ohio suffrage campaign is ending in defeat tonight.
Outrageous discrimination in regard to both age and sex was the subject of a hearing today before a Labor Subcommittee of the House of Representatives.
"You represent a dream which I conceived during the First World War," Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican of Massachusetts, said, "when, working in England and on the battlefields of France, I saw work performed by members of the women's army."
Today, people all around the country got a chance to celebrate day before yesterday's final victory for nationwide woman suffrage, while Alice Paul took some time out to speculate about what the National Woman's Party will do now that its original goal has been achieved.
"This is a glorious and wonderful day. I have lived to realize the big, beautiful dream of my life - the enfranchisement of women."
Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared "… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise." Today, they are victorious.
This Women’s Equality Day, get in the Amendment-making spirit, and test your knowledge of the ERA!
August 25, 1920: Suffragists Await Final Step to Voting Rights as Opponents Continue to Challenge 19th Amendment
As Alice Paul and other National Woman's Party stalwarts hold one last vigil tonight, the final victory for woman suffrage appears to be at hand.
Last-ditch battles are by their very nature desperate, so it shouldn't be any surprise that anti-suffrage forces are outdoing themselves in their attempts to put up roadblocks to certification and implementation of the 19th Amendment.
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. Another day of cheering and waving of yellow banners from the galleries of the Tennessee House as day before yesterday’s pro-suffrage majority held together, and kept ratification of the 19th Amendment intact. When Tennessee became the 36th and final State needed to ratify, the anti-suffrage Speaker of the...
When not being fanned on the House floor, the legislators were entertained by being taken to luncheons, on country drives, or to motion picture theaters.
After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
Another plunge on the political roller coaster for suffrage forces today. With the final opportunity to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment before the November election drawing near, momentum seems to have shifted back toward the anti-suffrage side.