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  • Jacki Davis

    Do suffragists always seem too serious to you? Read this hilarious list published in a 1915 newspaper. The article rebuts traditional arguments against women’s suffrage and turns these points back on the men making them! National Women's History Museum

  • Annette SuperNinja

    "Why We Oppose Votes for Men." National American Woman Suffrage Association, c. 1915. Alice Duer Miller’s sarcastic column was published as a poster by the National Women Suffrage Association

  • Kimberly Crawley

    Feminist Satire From 1915 Declares That Men Are Too Emotional To Vote #feminism #womensrights

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Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), Chippewa lawyer; she was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law, in 1914. She worked in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians. Because she was a fluent French speaker, she offered her skills as a translator to the War Department during WWI.


Susan B Anthony was arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal for voting on November 5 in the 1872 Presidential Election two weeks earlier. She had written to Stanton on the night of the election that she had "positively voted the Republican ticket—straight...". She was tried and convicted seven months later. The sentence was a $100 fine, but not imprisonment; true to her word in court ("I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty"), she never paid the fine for the rest of her life.

This pro-suffrage poster from the North Carolina Museum of History's collection, attempted to remind men (who already had the vote) where they came from.