Happy Birthday to the 19th Amendment!
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote for the first time. Huzzah! It wasn’t really that long ago – which sucks, to be honest. But anyway, HUZZAH!!
In light of the present presidential race, I want to talk about Victoria Woodhull for a minute.
In case you’re wondering who that is:
“It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.”
“Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week,” she wrote.
I wanted to share this with you because I think she’s a fascinating human and an extremely notable piece of U.S. history that isn’t often talked about. I mean, yeah, I know who she is, but I don’t remember learning about her in school. Not even in numerous high school and college American history classes. But I’ve drunk a lot of gin since then, so who knows…
Happy women’s suffrage, ladies!
Thanx Huffington Post