Care2 Women: Celebrate our Right to Vote! #6

 Tierney G.

Aug 23, 2010 4:18 PM

Those were some tough cookies that got us a vote finally after 100 yearss of hell. I respect them alll

Make sure to call your senators this week and get them to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act so we women can get help getting equal pay for equal work finally!!!!!!!.


Paige G.   Aug 23, 2010 1:13 PM

I couldn’t wait to be able to vote when I turned 18; I wanted to be able to vote when I was 15! It feels like my duty not only as a citizen but as a woman, a way to have a say in my governance as well as to honor the people who fought hard to give me the right to begin with.


Marianne Good   Aug 23, 2010 12:19 PM

Thank you for sharing!


Tracy Morison    Aug 23, 2010 10:51 AM

Personally I am annoyed by women who do not vote (even to cast a vote of no confidence). Many young women today have no clue of how the vote for women was won. Ani Difranco has put together a wonderful slideshow about the hard won right to vote and urging people (especially women) not to be apathetic. It can be seen at


Linda Mills   Aug 23, 2010 10:15 AM

 thanks for the post


rianne Good 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.

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Gloria Ortega

Women have made a difficult battle over history, to gain citizenship and the right to vote.
In 1789, during the time of the French Revolution. french women founded several Republican clubs, which were volunteers who supported the men of the revolution in various activities.
Olimpe of Gouges in 1971 was the "Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Citizen".
Olimpe said: " If a woman can go to the guillotine, she can also go the the rostrum".
The mentality of the french revolutionaries did not accept that women -- who fought his side--, had the same rights as citizen and sent them Olimpe of Gouges to the guillotine.
Today, we must be to remember this extraordinary woman.

Mary Carmen G.

Women .....have made a difference in history, so equality is important when it comes to changes that make a more sensible world.

Helen P.
7 years ago

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither MALE nor FEMALE for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

And if ye be Christ's then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise, Galatians 3:28-29

Philippa P.
Philippa P7 years ago


Lionel G.
Lionel G.7 years ago

Now how about passing the Equal Rights Amendment? South Africa's constitution was written with an ERA. Why are we so primitive?

Ruth Barrett
Ruth Barrett7 years ago

When people say they wish they didn't have to vote, I'm disappointed. I want to have their votes and vote 10 times! Cos I really don't want Tony Abbot to be in charge of our country.

C. G.
C. G7 years ago

noted... thx.

Jennifer Baratta
Jennifer Baratta7 years ago

Thank you for the information

Jo B.
josie batlles7 years ago

My 13 year old daughter has been studying the Sufragettes..she is home schooled and we have been discussing the rights of women through history..she cannot belive women were not allowed to vote at one point! we have come a long way. Women should definitely use their right to vote...Thank you very much for sharing. Excellent article. x

Liz Recko

Use the vote our fore-mothers fought to obtain. Apathy is not part of the solution.