August 26, 1920--Women win the right to Vote

  1. This Sunday, August 26, 81 years ago, women finally won the right to vote, after a long hard fought battle. These women should be an inspiration to us all.

    Civil War nurse Clara Barton spoke at the Suffrage Convention in 1870:

    "Brothers, when you were weak, and I was strong, I toiled for you. Now you are strong, and I ask your aid. I ask the ballot for myself and my sex. As I stood by you, I pray you stand by me and mine."
    Last edit by fiestynurse on Aug 24, '01
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  3. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by wildtime88
    A little over 70 years ago men gave women the power to vote. Remember, women were not even allowed to vote on the measure and could have said NO.

    Show me what you have learned about controling your own futures and lives since then.

    With all you have learned and acheived, then why is nursing at the bedside in such a sad state?
    You are the most chavenistic man I have ever seen. I understand completely why you are single. That is one thing women have learned about controlling their own destiny...we don't have to live with men like you.

    Seventy years ago, women were at home every day and night, waiting on the working "man" and caring for the children. Many were victims of arranged marriages. Today, women ARE in charge of their own destiny. We choose our careers, we choose our spouse and if we make an error in those choices, we can choose to change them!

    I'm curious, wildtime. Was your mother this weak person you keep describing? Do you have sisters? Are they this weak person you describe??
  4. by   nurs4kids
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by wildtime88
    No I can assure you my mother was one of the outspoken woman you would have ever had the pleasure in knowing.

    She would have asked even harder questions.

    And just so you know, a little over 70 years ago I would have said "Yea go ahead and lets give them the right to vote."
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    LOL, wild. I bet she WAS outspoken, you got it from somewhere
    I also bet she's smiling down on ya, right now..."that's my boy!"

    As for you giving the go ahead...I can hear you now..."yea, go ahead and lets give them the right to vote...BUT in case they start demanding too much, we'll place a clause where we can revoke the right!"
  5. by   mcl4
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by nurs4kids
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    Seventy years ago, women were at home every day and night, waiting on the working "man" and caring for the children. Many were victims of arranged marriages. Today, women ARE in charge of their own destiny. We choose our careers, we choose our spouse and if we make an error in those choices, we can choose to change them!





    My grandmother was one of these women who was at home caring for her family. I do think she was happy doing this. In addition, marriages were more likely to stay intact then they do today which isn't always a bad thing. While I'm very happy to see women have more choices, at times we struggle between raising a family and working outside the home.


    As far as the voting topic, only fifty percent voted in the last presidential election and if you look further, less vote for midterm, state and local elections. I wish more people realize the importance of voting and how hard women and men fought for this right by defending our country or fighting for an important cause like women's right to vote

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August 26, 1920--Women win the right to Vote