Reflecting on women’s voices

By LAURIE STUART
Posted 8/12/20

This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, we dedicate this week's editorial content to women opinion writers.

With all the talk about the election and …

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Reflecting on women’s voices

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This week, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote, we dedicate this week's editorial content to women opinion writers.

With all the talk about the election and whether we cast a ballot by mail or whether we must cast them in person at polls, imagine a time when women could not vote at all.

It was not a short period of time. It spanned centuries. Lifetimes.

It was not that the women did not care. Some worked for more than a hundred years—writing, marching, protesting—so that women could become members of the voting public.

Imagine: It took that long to change how the dominant society disenfranchised its women citizens by denying access to voting.

Still, on May 19, 1920, the 19th Amendment was introduced to Congress and it was ratified on August 18, 1920.

We celebrate that 100th anniversary. We honor those women who worked so hard to achieve it and the men who had the courage to amend a long-standing wrong.

For more on women’s suffrage, including the 19th Amendment text and more tributes, click here.

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