90 years ago today women won the right to vote,
thanks to the inspiring Alice Paul and countless other women’s suffragists. To gain this achievement they fought long and hard for many years, during which they silently picketed the White House daily, were arrested for doing so, and went on a serious hunger strike while imprisoned. I won’t forget how far we’ve come or to whom we owe our deep appreciation.
…On a side note, I just learned that Alice Paul went to Swarthmore for her undergrad! (And then went on to get, like, two law degrees – yeah, she’s awesome.) It’s a teensy, beautiful, prestigious school right outside Philly that I would have liked to have gone to. Fun fact: there are no sororities there because of a student outrage against them. Sounds like my kinda place! 🙂