Care2 Women: Celebrate our Right to Vote! #5

Still more thoughts on this anniversary day.

Wayne M.  Aug 24, 2010 6:42 AM

Winning and protecting women’s equality is essential in any society before gains can be made for the equality and freedom of all minority groups. Since women have won the right to vote and, later, made progress in equality rights in other areas, African Americans, religious minorities and LGBT people have also fought for and begun to win their equality rights.

It is interesting that women fighting for the vote and other rights have been denigrated as evil and causing harm to society and the family, but once they have won these rights, almost everyone likes to take credit for their progress and proclaims how these gains have been good for society and our countries. Since then, minority groups fighting for equality have faced the same process of denigration followed by acceptance and moving toward celebration. THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY IS WORTH THE WORK!

Bryony Kirkpatrick Aug 24, 2010 6:37 AM

Amazing women. Happy got ur vote day! I’m here in England but thinking of u lol. It is amzing and we should all make use of our vote and our rights in every other aspect of our lives – if for nothing else, for these women who fought for us

Carla S. Aug 24, 2010 5:36 AM

I’m with you, Tracy – we dishonor the memory and spirit of our fighting Suffrage sisters if we blow off registering or voting. It’s *important*, people! We only have power if we take it and use it – if we ignore what we *can* do, than we really can do nothing.

Tracy’s link is awesome, but not right – here’s the amazing slideshow she talked about, with information about the fight for the right to vote that i wasn’t aware of.

Patricia T.   Aug 24, 2010 5:19 AM

thanks/amazing women they were!

Marianne Good s Aug 24, 2010 2:03 AM

Thank you for sharing!


Patt Tashjian  Aug 24, 2010 1:09 AM

I am always amazed at how many women went to jail, were beaten, and ate food that we wouldn’t feed to our animals solely to have the equal right to vote. They were taxed without being represented. It’s amazing that their spirit continued and they passed it on to their children’s children. Due to this sacrifice, I will never miss an election that affords me the opportunity to cast my ballot! I owe it to the women of 1848 through 1920 who gave up so much for my right to vote!!!!

Melissah Chadwick Aug 24, 2010 12:57 AM


jane richmond  Aug 23, 2010 9:47 PM

If women ran the world there would probably be fewer wars.

We talk more and certainly love our children more.

Mary Carolyn Perry   I think women are the hope of the future. Less settling things with guns and yelling. Remember, many have kids and they are used to settling arguments in a calmer way

Bryan S.  Aug 23, 2010 6:25 PM

Now women make up the majority of the voters in almost every election in the U.S. In the 2008 Election, women accounted for 53% of the total votes casted. And women basically voted Obama into office. Obama received 8 million more votes from women than he received from men. So, it’s obvious the women’s vote is extremely powerful in today’s elections.

As for the women’s right to vote…it is definitely one of the best things (if not the best) that has happened in this country.

Now we just need a WOMAN President!

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George Costich7 years ago

My Mother, starting in1916, devoted at least ten hours a week, for the next sixty years, to work for the right of women to vote and to end discrimination - in all forms - against women. She wore out two mechanical typewriters doing this. Women today are not quite as bad off now as they were then - but Today's Generation of Women still have a lot of very hard work to do. For example, nearly every Native American Woman still gets Raped several times by White Men during Her Lifetime - and NONE OF THEM EVER GET ARRESTED!

Philippa P.
Philippa P7 years ago


Janyce S.
Janyce S7 years ago

Thank you to all the heroes who put it on the line for the rest of us. Please use this right to vote every time you can!

Jinny L. if we only could get equal pay!