Thursday, June 4, 2015

The TLFWTSCEVATPITM* and Women's Suffrage

Alice Paul and the National Women's Party August 18, 1920

Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution on June 4, 1919, guaranteeing all women the right to vote. My proposal for today is that instead of spending one split second of time talking or even thinking about the *Too-large Family with the Strident Christian Evangelical Views and Tortured Pedophiles in Their Midst or even wondering why the TLFWTSCEVATPITM is and has been interesting at all in these United States, we reflect upon the enormous legacy a generation or two of extremely bad-ass women bestowed on us. As my friend, the writer Lidia Yuknavitch said today,

hey you mammals that think your rights just appeared from the old man wizard in the sky or thin air: wake up and read history. you're standing on some bones that mattered.

Check these women out:

Lucretia Mott

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Susan B. Anthony

Carrie Chapman Chatt

Lucy Burns

Dora Lewis

Alice Paul

Pauline Adams

Helena Hill Weed

Julia Ward Howe

Anticipate this:


  1. I LOVE this! OMG! We forget about these women. I never knew about them-I didn't know their name. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to try to see if there are any books on these women's lives-and autobiography/biography and I will buy it if there is. These women are so discounted and not heard about-not ok. Thank god for them!

  2. That film is needed more than ever. Too many women are complacent about our man's world. Thank you for letting me know about it.

  3. Fabulous.... looking forward to themovie, they shot some of it up the road from me and a friend and I like to think it was our Meryl we were watching waiving her arms aloft!!

  4. I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of some of those women. How can that be?

    As for the Christian family of which you speak, well, I don't pay them much attention, except what I read here and there. But it is frightening that I know about them and NOT about Helena Hill Weed or Pauline Adams.

  5. That looks like an amazing movie.

  6. Chilling scenes from that film; we take so much for granted .But I had heard of Susan B.Anthony and Lucretia Mott - could it be I actually had an enlightened education?

  7. "Last all-male Oxford University college opens doors to women"

  8. I have been very passionate about woman's suffrage for a long time. Here is Canada we had The Famous Five. The most famous was Nellie McClung who is buried in Victoria. I went to visit her grave a few years ago in the Royal Oak Cemetery. What does it say on her stone? Practically nothing. Just her name and date of birth and date of death. Leave it to Canadians to totally miss the point and the importance. Sometimes our complacency really pisses me off.

    Thanks for the clip. I will be going to see this!

  9. There's a Marge Piercy novel set in the suffragette era, centering around the lives of many of these women. It's worth checking out (if you haven't already).

  10. So looking forward to the film - even the trailer leaves me with chills.

  11. So looking forward to the film - even the trailer leaves me with chills.



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