It’s hard to believe that a century ago women were fighting for the right to vote, and now women make it to the polls in larger numbers than the men who told them they couldn’t vote in the first place! It’s funny how human rights work. Maybe more women vote than men because women had to fight for it. Maybe the women of today feel that not voting would just be rude to the countless women who stood on picket lines and even went to jail in the early 1900’s to ensure that female voices would be heard. For those women who don’t plan on voting, maybe a history lesson will propel you to participate. For you, we’ve boiled down the history of the female vote, with some help from History.com.
- Tue, Nov 6 2012