Friday, March 17, 2006

Women's History Month

This month is Women's History month.

It absolutely amazes me when I think about it, women in the United States didn't have the right to vote until 1920. 1920!! My grandmother and grandfather were born before women had the right to vote in elections.

If you ever have the time, read about the women who pioneered the suffrage movement. It sprung out of the Abolitionists' movement. There was an interesting collection of ladies, from Elizabeth Cady Stantoin to Lucretia Mott to Susan B. Anthony.

My oldest loves a song called "Girls Who Rock the World." It mentions quite a few young ladies who made history with their activities.

So who's your favorite woman in history?

May the muses have favorites

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Blogger Karen said...

HBO made a great original movie about the suffragettes (SP?) called "Iron-Jawed Angels" - I think they even made a family friendly version, even though your girls are probably too young to appreciate it. Girl Power!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite woman from history would be Marie Antoinette. Her life, once married, was darkened by rumor and false accusations, yet she rose above the slander. She was called The Austrian Whore, yet she never slept with any man except her own husband. She was a loving mother, and went to her execution without shame, despite the worst lies that can be leveled at a mother. She may never have received accolades, but that she lived each day as an honorable, loving woman, even through the most inhumane and unjust of trials and imprisonment, has always impressed me.

11:33 PM  
Blogger Melissa Lopez said...

Abigail Adams
Susan B. Anthony
Princess Di
Calamity Jane
Rosa Parks
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

These are the ladies who really stick out in history for me.

Congrats on DDD’s progress! ^5!


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