Today in Feminist History: Women Get the Vote

That’s right! 90 years ago today, the 19th Amendment was ratified, prohibiting the states and federal government to denying citizens the right to vote based on their sex. Cue cheesy 70s cartoon montage!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW5kiJcDMbo

Transcript here.

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  1. Posted August 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    heck, yeah! After reading about the suffrage when I was Seven I became the feminist! Susan B. Anthony is still my Feminist hero!

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