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In 1897 small groups of women joined forces to form the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. (NUWSS) led by Millicent Garrett Fawcett who maintained that peaceful protests were the only way to achieve equal rights for women. Millicent strongly believed that violence or trouble caused by protesters would only prove to men that women could not be trusted with the right to vote.

Every time I vote I give up a quite prayer to all of those brave Suffragettes who's tireless efforts and sacrifices lead to me having the automatic right to vote.

If women get the vote, they'll all stop getting married and raising babies, and instead spend all day standing around on street corners, yelling and passing out pamphlets! Mass-steria!

Women FIghting for their right to vote in 1848

Don't forget to vote this May 8th or in November! They worked hard to get us the vote! Don't dishonor their memory!

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton En 1863, durante la Guerra Civil estadounidense, fundó la Liga de Mujeres Leales para luchar en favor de la emancipación de los esclavos. Finalizado el periodo de la reconstrucción posterior a la Guerra Civil, protestó contra la violencia infligida a los negros y exigió la total participación de éstos en el movimiento sufragista femenino.

THANK YOU, EMMELINE!!! Suffragette (women's rights movement) Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested after protesting near Buckingham Palace. London, England, [1907-1914].

Un libro que relata a través de una conmovedora historia el papel de las mujeres en la Guerra Civil Española. Imprescindible.

Dorothy Day with her prison dress. In 1917, Day was one of forty women sent to prison for protesting women's exclusion from the electorate in front of the White House.

Force-feeding suffragettes in prison, or "lunatics" in asylums, was terrifying.