No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her self.
— Susan B. Anthony, 1872
Photograph of Suffragettes, Kenyon Hayden Rector, Mary Dubrow, and Alice Paul standing outside the 1920 Republican Convention in Chicago and holding a banner, “No self respecting woman should wish or work for the success of a party that ignores her self. Susan B. Anthony, 1872.”
I came across this photo yesterday and loved that even though the suffragettes were fighting for our right to vote, this idea still holds true today for women’s rights in their entirety. Right now there is so much in the media about politics and the November elections. Anyone who knows me knows that I am pretty liberal, however this post is not about a specific party. What really is important is for all women to learn the power of knowledge and vote with a way that best fits your values and beliefs. Not the way someone else tells you to vote, but the way you truly believe. Look into the voting history and opinion on women’s issues that the parties and candidates have and then make an informed voting decision!
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