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  1. Feb 2024
  2. Aug 2023
  3. Jul 2022
    1. “So keep fighting for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't forget to have fun doin' it. Be outrageous... rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through celebrating the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was!”— Molly Ivins
  4. Nov 2016
    1. Recent studies have shown that on average women pay almost 40% more than men for the same health insurance policies.

      Why hasn't the U.S. made laws to make sure everything women do is equal to men? I hope that things will be equal when I grow up and inequality can have an effect on me.

    1. Opponents of women's rights often ridiculed the group, characterizing feminists as immoral and "masculine."

      I don't understand why it was so awful for women to be considered masculine.

    2. Women were considered inferior to men

      What started the belief that women are inferior to men?

    3. The suffrage movement began in 1848

      This entire movement started at Seneca Falls, in New York during 1848.

    4. American women gained the right to vote on August 26, 1920, with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, after fighting one of the largest civil rights battles in United States history. The suffrage movement began in 1848 at a convention in Seneca Falls, New York, but women had been voicing their frustrations for generations, with the earliest publicly recorded declaration of women's rights dating back to the time of the American Revolution.

      This article does a good job of showing how hard women worked to be able vote before the entire U.S. allowed it in 1920.

  5. Nov 2015
    1. [“Intellect,” whispered someone near.] That’s it, honey. What’s that got to do with women’s rights or negro rights?

      Very good point.

    2. I have borne thirteen children, and seen them most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And aren’t I a woman?

      I can't imagine a woman going through this today and it wasn't uncommon a little over 150 years ago.

    3. I could work as much and eat as much as a man—when I could get it—and bear the lash as well! And arn’t I a woman?

      She could take anything a man could take and works hard. How come she is not given rights?

    1. but they had souls large enough to feel the wrongs of others, without being scarified in their own flesh.

      They could see the wrongs in others, while others were looking for, but could not describe, the wrongs in them.

    2. The reports of Peace, Temperance, and Anti-Slavery conventions were examined, but all alike seemed too tame and pacific for the inauguration of a rebellion such as the world had never before seen.

      They are saying that the world was not ready for these causes to go into action.

    1. They argued that if women were to take charge of the education of their children, they needed to be well educated themselves.

      Simple and very valid point

    2. Additionally, women could not initiate divorce, make wills, sign contracts, or vote.

      Women had a lot to fight for