Nasty Women vote.
So do women who are not “tens,” who’ve been called pigs, dogs and slobs. You know, women not worthy of being “grabbed by the pussy” by that repugnant, overweight Republican candidate for president.
Suffragettes were called a lot worse things than nasty in their attempts to attain the vote for women.
And they won. Despite public discourse and unflattering propaganda perpetuating stereotypes that feminists were ugly, angry, neglectful wives and bad mothers, who only wanted to emasculate men.
So nearly 100 years after women won the right to vote, even as women continue to assert themselves, men’s sexual comments, objectification and bad behavior insert themselves into this campaign, into public discourse and consciousness. That despite the fact that a woman is running for president. Or perhaps because a woman is running for president.
It’s hard to think about Hillary’s history making run without considering that the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote was ratified just 96 years ago. Clinton’s mother Dorothy Rodham was born on the same day the amendment was passed by Congress.
A few weeks ago #RepealThe19th started trending on Twitter meaning there were men who wanted to revoke the Amendment which let women vote. So women, you have the right to vote, to speak your mind, and to stand for what you believe is right. Your voice matters.
It’s worth taking a look at a collection of anti suffrage postcards from the collection of Catherine Paleczewski from the early 20th century, when men tried their best to silence women’s voices.
So all you nasty women, get out your vote, be heard and show this joke of a candidate the last laugh will be on him.
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