American Women Were Granted the Right to Vote 94 Years Ago Today

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Does this mean you're back??
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Funny story—Harry Thomas Burn, the youngest member of the Tennessee state legislature when elected at 22, played a key role:
…By the summer of 1920, thirty-five of the forty-eight states had ratified the amendment, with a further four states called upon to hold legislative voting sessions on the issue. Three of the states refused to call special sessions, but Tennessee agreed to do so. This session was called to meet in August 1920.

Burn had originally made clear his intention to vote "nay" in any session. However, a letter from his mother asking him to vote in favor of the amendment helped to change his mind. Mrs. J. L. Burn (Febb Ensminger) of Niota, Tennessee, had written a long letter to her son, a copy of which he held during the voting session on August 18, 1920. The letter contained the following:
Dear Son:

Hurrah and vote for suffrage! Don't keep them in doubt! I notice some of the speeches against. They were bitter. I have been watching to see how you stood, but have not noticed anything yet. Don't forget to be a good boy and help Mrs. Catt [Carrie Chapman Catt] put the "rat" in ratification.

Your mother

After much debating and argument, the result of the vote was 48-48. Burn's vote broke the tie in favor of ratifying the amendment. He asked to speak to the House the next day and told them he changed his vote because his mother asked him to and that she had always taught him that "a good boy always does what his mother asks him to do…"
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Fairly sure women had the vote a lot longer than 100 years ago in our state/territory ...
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@3, save the waffles (and delete "a lot"): https://sos.wa.gov/elections/timeline/su…
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I like that they blame cultural Marxism while not noticing that it came AFTER suffrage...
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So, most people voted for the historically incorrect opinion.
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I've always wondered why the civil rights movement always gets more attention in school and government and media than the early women's rights movement, which affected so many more people. (Nothing against the civil rights movement of course). Does this mean sexism is more entrenched than racism in this country? Not that it's a contest...
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Cienna,
Please don't leave again. In fact, this week is going to be hell. Not because we don't like your posts, but because we know that this will end. It will end all too soon. So for every post I read and think, "yay! Cienna's back!" I feel a pang of sadness immediately afterward; your impending departure stabs; the brevity of your return cruel.

Please don't leave again. Please keep posting to Slog and writing for the Stranger. Please? If money is the issue, I'm sure Dan can pay you whatever you need - even if it's out of his own pocket (dude is rich, apparently).

Warmest regards,
-Allyn
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So, is Cienna back?

What's up, Stranger?

Cienna?
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The best suffrage movie ever: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338139/
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"Granted" - ugh. They FOUGHT for it!
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American Women Were Granted the Right to Vote 94 Years Ago Today

...and as of the early 1980's, women have consistently voted in higher numbers than men.
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This must be a bad day for republican men. Women voting! What's next, homosexual men getting married? Jesus, what's this country coming to, anyway? Just when we thought the russians were out of the picture.....