Susan B. Anthony & the 19th Amendment. Women's History Month Day 29
ENCORE PRESENTATION. Women's History Month Day 29.. Voting Rights are not a Partisan issue.
Neither Democrat nor Republican.
Any WOMAN who has ever Voted in our lifetime has Women's Rights Pioneers like Susan B. Anthony to Thank.
Like Stanton & many others, she viewed WOMEN being left out of the 15th Amendment as VOTER SUPPRESSION of 50% of the Population - WOMEN.
Born on February 15, 1820 Susan B. Anthony remained single her entire life & never married, likely making this her number one motivating factor in becoming a leader in the Women's Rights Movement.
Having only herself to depend on for support, she was outraged that Women were paid less than men.
Born & raised a Quaker, Anthony was raised with the notion that boys & girls should receive the same Education & was shocked to learn later in life that this was not the case for Women in other Non-Quaker communities.
Prior to joining Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott & others to champion the issue of Women's Rights, Anthony was both an Abolitionist & a Prohibitionist striving to make changes within the Anti-Slavery Society & the Temperance Movement that became the 18th Amendment.
She too was DISCRIMINATED AGAINST SOLELY BECAUSE SHE WAS A WOMAN & she was not allowed to speak at these events.
Here she was - again like Stanton & Mott, reaching down to lift people up and she was insulted by GENDER-BASED DISCRIMINATION.
I know how this feels.
Right here right now in the year 2020, the majority of my work in the Insurance Industry is in the Low Income, economically-disadvantaged communities.
Anyone care to guess where that might be?
I am repeatedly met with Unthankfulness, Ungratefulness & outright scorn at times.
It is a main motivating factor for me in the here & now.
Like Stanton, Susan B. Anthony died on March 13, 1906, in Rochester, NY & did not live to see the dream of the 19th Amendment be realized in her lifetime.
Like Alice Paul (more on Paul later) Anthony was one of the "Bad-Ass Women of the Vote."
She had to be.
I don't like that characterization of "Bad-Ass."
I think while well-intended to be a good thing, it just is not. I think that phrase is tone-deaf. It sends the wrong message.