The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday’s debate.
It was a truly stunning moment when President Wilson came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon and spoke eloquently and unequivocally about the need for women’s suffrage.
On September 14th they began sending speakers with carloads of literature to the districts where Democrats will be up for election in November, hoping to get the West’s four million women voters to replace them with Republicans.
Their common purpose was to save the N.W.P.’s headquarters, and the property immediately surrounding it.
“This strange freak of legislation is merely a reaction against the employment of women on the part of men who, after all the remarkable work women have done, still cannot push aside their biased opinions and honestly consider the real good of the service.”
Though Representative Joe Walsh, Republican of Massachusetts, called it yielding to “the nagging of iron-jawed angels,” the militant tactics of the National Woman’s Party seem to be paying off.
I have been as one crying in the wilderness to women of wealth and leisure to give over their pleasure and frivolities and do something to justify their existence. I have cried in vain. No reform ever appealed to people who have all they want.
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.
Debt-free and with their initial task happily accomplished, the National Woman’s Party can now move on toward their new goal of total equality.
“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.
Just 26 days after becoming First Lady, Betty Ford has held her first press conference.
Despite a valiant try, the 1912 Ohio suffrage campaign is ending in defeat tonight.