Friday, 20 January 2017

Womens right to vote

It seemed appropriate to me to put this post on the blog on Inauguration Day.
The inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will mark the commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President.

The inauguration theme is "Uniquely American", a phrase that highlights the inaugural ceremony as "a uniquely American expression of our Constitutional system." The theme also stresses the peaceful transition of power, and that the American people are "united behind an enduring republic."[1] The inaugural ceremonies held in Washington, D.C. from January 17 to 21, 2017 will include concerts, the swearing-in ceremony, luncheon and parade, inaugural balls, and the interfaith inaugural prayer service. The presidential oath will be administered to Trump during his swearing-in ceremony on January 20, 2017 by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and the vice presidential oath of office will be administered to Pence by Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.
commencement of the four-year term of Donald Trump as President and Mike Pence as Vice President. A public ceremony will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017, on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Source: Wikipedia

And if you are a dedicated Trump fan or Trump hater the people of the United States of America have voted en masse for Mr. Trump. And that is how a democracy functions, the majority of the voters decide who is going to be, in this case the President of the US of A.

 It is interesting that exactly 100 years ago women needed to parade in New York City in 1917, carrying placards with signatures of more than a million women that demanded a right to vote.


It took in America until 1920 women got their legal right to vote nationally. In 1916 Alice Paul formed the National Woman's Party (NWP), a militant group focused on the passage of a national suffrage amendment. Over 200 NWP supporters, the Silent Sentinels, were arrested in 1917 while picketing the White House, some of whom went on hunger strike and endured forced feeding after being sent to prison. Under the leadership of Carrie Chapman Catt, the two-million-member NAWSA also made a national suffrage amendment its top priority. After a hard-fought series of votes in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures, the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. It states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
Source: Wikipedia

These women were called suffragists and there was quite a hate campaign against them. Look at these:
Suffragists consists of only ugly women

Suffragists are women that cannot get a husband, and therefore are militant

Suffragists are disappointed in love and therefore wanting to right to vote

Suffragists hate men

Who said anything about dirty campaigning of this President election? The right for women to vote was a tough battle with heated arguments on both sides. It seems so long ago, but it's really isn't 100 years old. And the women of America have now chosen this President. If you agree with their choice or not, it's their choice and it's not a matter of course that they have earned that very right.



4 comments:

  1. He was elected and we have to live with those consequences, hopefully our country will survive the next four years intact.
    hugs abby

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    1. Yes, we will survive mr. Trump. I hope he brings all the good things your country needs. I hope he will bring peace and stability.

      And if not, it only lasts for four years.

      Han

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  2. Lovely post, Han...thanks for reminding us. I believe our country will be just fine and some people might be very surprised. For the sake of our country, I will pray for President Trump just as I did for President Obama.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Let's hope and pray for wisdom, Cat. But maybe it will come together once the man is president.

      Han

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