Nasty Women Vote

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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.

Sound familiar?

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

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.

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

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.

 

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A chance to wear your own pantsuit. Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

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.

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

 

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Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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Vintage Suffragette Postcard. Postcards from Palczewski, Catherine H, Postcard Archive University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

 

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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4 comments

  1. Pierre Lagacé

    I have two choices…

    Watch the results of the election on my tablet as they are unfolding tonight or instead go to bed early and wake up next morning and read all about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Unfortunately America voted for sleaze. Not just Trump, but Rudy and Newt and Christie as well. I shouldn’t be called the Kitchen Cabinet but the Sleaze Cabinet. I can see it now. The first cabinet meeting. President Trump asks, “What should we talk about?” Newt comes back, “Could you show us your technique for groin grabbing?”

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