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My husband is going to vote today, but I have to stay home with the child and do house work. I will get taxed, yet I don't get a voice in the government, or my household.
Everyone that wants Black men to have the right to vote, should want Black women to get the right to vote. All women should have the right to vote!
Ain't I a woman?!
Women in the 1800's had limited to no rights. They had no protection from abusive husbands, were often refused education and were not legally allowed to vote.
Votes For Women!
At the Seneca Falls Convention, Fredrick Douglass spoke about giving women the right to vote. Some women were against this, but after a powerful speech
We can vote!
We.... can't vote.
Sojourner Truth gave her famous "Ain't I a Woman" speech at the Women's Convention in Ohio, May 1851. Truth was born into slavery and later escaped. She advocated for women's rights and the end of slavery.
All women have the right to vote in the U.S.A.
The suffragists often protested outside the White House and capitol buildings to spread their message to lawmakers.
Although women technically got the right to vote after the passing of the 19th amendment, Black women and other women of color faced unjust barriers to keep them from voting. Some were killed for voting, others were forced into cruel situations to keep them from voting.
In 2018, all women have the right to vote. Intersectional feminism gains popularity in the liberal community. Women, especially women of color, face wage gaps and less opportunities, but more progress is being made even today.
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