A Bit 'o Random Musings on Politics, Religion, and Anything Else That Passes Through My Crazy Head

Friday, March 1, 2013

Women's History Month Begins

In a parallel universe, I majored in history/education and became a high school history teacher.  So, for the month of March, I'm going to feature some awesome quotes from women.  Some will be Mormon, some will not.  Some will be politicians and some will not.  This might not be an everyday thing, but an occasional women's history post series during Women's History Month.  If you have any favorite women quotes, send them along!
Today's quotes are from Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader of the suffrage movement who lived to see the 19th amendment pass.  She urges us:

"To the wrongs that need resistance, To the right that needs assistance, To the future in the distance, Give yourselves."

In a speech to Congress, she declared:

"Behold [Uncle Sam] again, welcoming the boys of twenty-one and the newly made immigrant citizen to "a voice in their own government" while he denies that fundamental right of democracy to thousands of women public school teachers from whom many of these men learn all they know of citizenship and patriotism, to women college presidents, to women who preach in our pulpits, interpret law in our courts, preside over our hospitals, write books and magazines, and serve in every uplifting moral and social enterprise. Is there a single man who can justify such inequality of treatment, such outrageous discrimination? Not one ...."

So grateful for all the suffragists who gave me the right to vote!

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