Tonight’s piece isn’t funny. I may have talked about this subject before. If so, I do not apologize. It is worth revisiting whatever the case.
As I write this tonight, I am reminded that today is the anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Yes, ONLY since 1920…. have women had the Right to Vote in the United States of America. (It was ratified on August 18th, and declared in effect on the 26th.)
The voting for men started here much earlier. Much.
Oh, I know there are people out there that are saying right now… “Oh, get over it already.” Well…. I will get over it….. when things even up around here.
There are an incredible amount of people who are still discriminated against in the United States. For race, for religion (or lack there of), for sexuality, and as already mentioned… for being a certain sex. To put it mildly… this really irks me. (Okay, that was putting it WAY too mildly.) It makes me scratchy as all get out. Vexed. Beside myself. Infuriated. Outraged. Cranky.
There. I said it. (Sorry about the fervent language.)
The Nineteenth Amendment had its early beginnings way back in 1848 with the Declaration of Sentiments. A few years later, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and countless others joined in the movement. Fifty years later… things finally got the okey-dokey from the men in the House and Congress. Rubber stamp hits paper. Good sound.
Susie B…..Bethy C….and the rest of the big thinkers…… you gals ROCK. I believe these women, and the subsequent Suffragists who fought the hard fight for the right to vote….. were as strong as steel. They were smart, passionate, dedicated and determined. They had a vision. Strong. Strong. Strong. Because of them, I now have the privilege to cast a vote in a free nation.
There are still people around who think women are lesser people than men. Well…. just recently….. GOP candidate Michelle Bachman said that she was submissive to her husband. Hmmmmmm. Maybe that really works for her somehow.
Reading about the history of the 19th Amendment is highly interesting. If you get a chance, Google it. The dictionary is a pretty good read too. Tonight… I looked up the word submissive.
And that is all I have to say about that.
Tonight’s photo is of a big screw.