It's easy to forget that women -- all women -- all races -- have been the last to acquire all kinds of rights. With election season coming I'm reminded that one of those rights was the right to vote.
I found this and loved it. I hope you will too.This is an example of the power of the female writer!
Opposed by a well-organized and well-funded anti-suffrage movement which argued that most women really didn't want the vote, and they were probably not qualified to exercise it anyway, women also used humor as a tactic. In 1915, writer Alice Duer Miller wrote,
Why We Don't Want Men to Vote
Because man's place is in the army.
Because no really manly man wants to settle any question otherwise than by fighting about it.
Because if men should adopt peaceable methods women will no longer look up to them.
Because men will lose their charm if they step out of their natural sphere and interest themselves in other matters than feats of arms, uniforms, and drums.
Because men are too emotional to vote. Their conduct at baseball games and political conventions shows this, while their innate tendency to appeal to force renders them unfit for government.
****I loved that! How about you? I mean even back then we had our joke lists about men. I can think of many an email joke about men that came as a laundry list like this one:)
Onward to a fun memory. I'm showing my age here but I remember being a kid and playing dress up while singing this commercial. The 80's had a real female empowerment theme. Come on now? How many of you remember this? I can't be the only one who danced around the house singing it:)
Oh and speaking of the power of women!
LEGEND OF MICHAEL has a strong heroine who fights for what she believes in and now you can get it for only 1.99!
And I blogged about my new cover with the blurb for THE STORM THAT IS STERLING is here
Have a great weekend everyone!