National Woman Suffrage Association


“National Woman Suffrage Association.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

This picture represents the women’s suffrage. From the picture, I believe from the sign on the front, that this is where the suffrage women held their meetings, recruiting events and campaign decisions. I have taken this conclusion from the picture because the tent has a sign on the front explaining what the tent was for and why it was there. Also, the women standing next to the sign I believe were either watch guards, welcome-rs or the ladies in charge of that specific area in the U.S.. The two women could possibly be watch guards because there was a lot of arresting and uncivil like conduct that the women for voting rights protest had to encounter. These two women could have possibly held off the officers until most of the women could run and escape from being beaten or put in jail. Or the the female gaurds were there just to warn them that something might happen and to be aware. Next, the two women could be welcome-rs, for they are the ones to introduce the new women to what the suffrage was about and how everything worked. Last of all, the two women could have been the area’s women, for voting rights, leaders because one of the two women was wearing a sash that said “Marshal” and the other lady on the left could have been her assistance adviser for the suffrage. In all, I believe that this is a very meaningful picture, for the message that is sent to it’s viewers is very effective.

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Dangers of Women’s Voting Rights Protesting

1776 Abigail Adams writes to her husband, John Adams, asking him to “remember the ladies” in the new code of laws. Adams replies the men will fight the “despotism of the petticoat.”

In 1776 when Abigail Adams wrote to her husband asking for ‘remembrance of the ladies,’ that was the start of the protest of voting rights. For all about 250 years, woman have been fighting for anything from voting rights to the same pay at their job. Although, these protest come with a great deal of courage and bravery. According to Lafayette National Park Website, “Mobs started threatening the pickets and destroying their banners, while the police did nothing. In June 1917, police began arresting suffrage pickets for blocking traffic.  In July and August, there were more arrests.  The women served their jail sentences under harsh conditions in old, unsanitary buildings.  They were sometimes beaten.  Alice Paul and other leaders of the NWP went on hunger strikes and were brutally force-fed.  Bystanders and police attacked them and there were more arrests.  In August 1918, the women began to hold mass meetings in Lafayette Park.  In March, a federal appeals court had decided that the earlier arrests and detentions were unconstitutional, but the police still arrested more than 60 women and sent them to prison.7” This explains just a few of what the women protesters were put through when they were protesting. When they started going to volunteer to help out in the war or World War I, the protesting started to drift away and became less recognized. Although, there was a positive to all this protesting and danger. By 1919 the Suffrage Amendment was officially put into order and passed the President, US Senate, and US House.

1918 The jailed suffragists released from prison. Appellate court rules all the arrests were illegal. President Wilson declares support for suffrage. Suffrage Amendment passes US House with exactly a two-thirds vote but loses by two votes in the Senate.
1919 In January, the NWP lights and guards a “Watchfire for Freedom.” It is maintained until the Suffrage Amendment passes US Senate on June 4. The battle for ratification by at least 36 states begins

“Timeline of Women’s Suffrage in the United States.” Timeline of Women’s Suffrage in the United States. We Affirm Open Link, 1995. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

© 1995, Brooks and Gonzalez. The Women’s History Project of Lexington Area National Organization for Women. This timeline may be distributed freely under the following conditions: that the use is not for profit; that it is distributed in complete, unchanged form; that this complete notice is intact and included in the distribution. Contact Margaret Lark Russell at: for additional information.

“Lafayette Park: First Amendment Rights on the President’s Doorstep–Reading 1.” Lafayette Park: First Amendment Rights on the President’s Doorstep–Reading 1. National Park Service, n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2014.

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Civil Rights Protesting Today (Stephen’s Perspective)

File:Malala Yousafzai Oval Office 11 Oct 2013 crop.jpg This is Malala Yousafzai. She is a young girl from Afghanistan. Because of the Militant Muslim perspective that rules the country, she could not go to school. When she decided she wanted to go to school, she started speaking out and protesting. Sadly, this got her shot. One day while she was on her bus, some Taliban members got on the bus and fired at her head. Amazingly, this fantastic, peaceful girl survived. Now she is healed and is still protesting. “I dreamed of a world where education would prevail,” she said in an interview. Her nonviolent protests have sent an uproar throughout the world. People are learning her story and using it as motivation. One girl protesting over a simple thing and the tragedy that happened to her has made a very big difference in many other matters. Things like voting rights and going to school are now being protested for in places like the Middle East and other places without these luxuries. Malala Yousafzai. 2013. Photograph. Wikimedia, Washington D.C.. Web. 13 Feb 2014. (Stephen’s Perspective) Malala Yousafazi is an amazing young woman. She stood up for what she believed in, despite the dangers from the Taliban. She showed people around the world of the dangers in protesting and for civil rights in the Middle East. Her story was not published in her home country and no one knew of the attempted assassination of Malala. This was until she spoke out to other countries, after recovery, of course. In America, it was on the ABC News broadcast in January. Her tragic background and righteous protests for equality in the Middle East have caused a ripple of peaceful protests around the world for equality, including places like Russia and North Korea. This has led to Malala winning a Nobel Peace Prize.


Internet Meme

This cop is casually pepper spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters as punishment.

This Cop seems to be casually pepper spraying Occupy Wall Street protesters. He is doing this against the rules of the NYPD. His punishment was having TEN vacation days lost. Meanwhile some of the victims had to have their eyes flushed for peacefully protesting. They all could have died, says a report on what is in pepper spray. The spray also causes lung problems so this cop could have given the protesters things like asthma.

Allen, Terry. “Chemical Cops: Tear Gas And Pepper Spray Can Be Deadly.” Common Dreams | News & Views. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Feb. 2014.

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Jennifer’s Opinion About Inequality Around the World

Inequality has been an issue for far too many centuries. In my opinion, women’s rights are an issue that every year we learn about and feel sorry about, but we then forget what we have learned and felt once the unit is over. Going into more depth of my research about women’s rights is changing how I feel about all the women in the world. In my case, I can say that I am extremely lucky for where I live and how I am treated. I feel that presidents and world leaders should start punishing the people who are the cause of inequality or show it. There are many people and actions that cause inequality. My personal goal, learning about this topic, is to stop being sexist to others and treat others on how I would want to be treated. I will follow through on this goal by not saying or acting upon anything that could fall under these categories.

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Inequality Issues Around the World

“Who We Are.” WORD. W.O.R.D., 26 Aug. 2011. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.

This slideshow has an amazing message that is sent through the pictures! This slideshow describes about inequality and sexism. Inequality is a big issue in today’s world for many reasons. Inequality, is in America as shown in the slideshow, exists for many, many women everywhere. Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia are all a few examples of where sexism and inequality exist. “Family decision-making is thought to be the exclusive domain of men, who enjoy by default the legal status of “head of household.”” (Rushfan) In today’s lifestyle, there are many different types of inequality, but here are just a few. The ten examples of inequality are: being forbidden form driving, required to wear a certain type of clothing, women who are  married not being able to declare a divorce, education rights, traveling rights, custody rights, victims of violence, citizenship rights, sexual subjugation, and female infanticide. These ten inequalities all have their own unfair qualities of sexism and discrimination that need to stop.

Rushfan. “10 Extreme Examples of Gender Inequality.” Listverse. Listverse Ltd., n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014.

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Jennifer’s Perspective

(Jennifer’s Perspective) My perspective of voting rights for women is quite small. I feel that we suffered through the protesting and rebelling and got our voting rights. Although, I feel that this blog isn’t just based on our voting rights. This is based on women’s rights in our overall history. When women started realizing that they should be able to work to, they discovered a whole sort of things. Women discovered that they should not only be able to vote and work, but to fend for themselves and not be controlled by men because in the 1800’s that how the world was! The world was controlled by men and their decisions and once the women figured that out, things changed! They tried to get jobs not just to make a difference in American history, but for themselves too!  “They were motivated by a love of learning.” (Norgren) Women are still discriminated against today in many societies, so even tho we have rights, we still are not treated equally. “In agriculture, women make up more than 40 percent of the labor force, but only represent between 3 to 20 percent of landholders. In Africa, women-owned enterprises make up as little as 10 percent of all businesses–and in South Asia, only 3 percent. And despite representing half the global population, women compromise less than 20 percent of the world’s legislators.” (US Aid Form the American People) These are a few examples of how we have evolved in history, but we still have much to endure if we want to get women’s rights as equal as men’s rights.

Norgren, Jill. “Rebels at the Bar.” NYU Press. 2013 NYU Press, 2013. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.

“Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.” U.S. Agency for International Development. US Aid From the American People, n.d. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

3 comments Posted in  Perspectives February 13, 2014

Women’s Civil Rights

Our group chose voting rights because we feel that the rebel of American citizens had a very large impact on how our world operates today. If we never had the protest of voting rights, we wouldn’t have as many American rights and wouldn’t have as much freedom right now without those historical events. Our group is confused about what the dangers of protesting like this and confused on if life is still like how the pictures look for some women?

Women Learn To Vote


“Women’s Suffrage in the United States.” N.p., 07 Oct. 2009. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

We chose this picture to include in our article because it helps explain to the reader, a visual explanation of what happened. This picture explains that there were many women who were eager to vote and have their own rights. This picture is about how women are learning to vote and discover their own thoughts and opinions.

Rowell, Christinia. “Women’s Suffrage: How Far Have We Come? a Look Back in History.” Yahoo Voices. Yahoo, 19 Oct 2009. Web. 12 Feb 2014.

This picture is a protest from the 1830’s to 40’s. We chose it because it shows how women protested peacefully with signs and chants. It is also a simple picture that represents the way they protested.

4 comments Posted in  Essential Question February 11, 2014

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