Billie Jean King’s 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 rout of Bobby Riggs earlier this evening was a major triumph for women in sports, and for the revitalized feminist movement itself.
In an unprecedented victory for the worldwide suffrage movement, the women of New Zealand won full voting rights today!
Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today.
Now that the nation’s largest suffrage organization is situated in such a strategic location, and rent is not a burden, the future of the cause seems very bright.
There has been more progress in the past five years than in the sixty-five that preceded it, so “more of the same” by both factions should produce the result that all suffragists desire: “Votes for Women” in all 48 States, and permanently assured.
Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman “bona fide occupational qualifications” for being a flight attendant?
Over the past eight months, pickets have endured extreme cold and heavy snow, then rain, heat and humidity, criticism from more conservative suffragists, attacks by mobs, and finally arrests and lengthy sentences in the harshest of prisons.
“The suffrage having been given to you, it is not only your right but your duty to exercise it. You are false to your duty as citizens and as women if you fail to register and vote.”
Now that the fight over “Votes for Women” has moved from the State Legislatures to the courts, the process of dismantling the political machine that brought about the victory has begun.
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.