"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
Writing

Alice Paul Institute focuses on girls’ leadership

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 16, 2010 | Leave a comment (1)
Alice Paul is my second favorite women’s rights hero after Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Still it is only today I learned about the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 to commemorate the centennial of Paul’s 1885 birth and to further her legacy, the organization was...

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Collins pens a winner on American women

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 14, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
“Amazing” is often overused, but author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins uses it powerfully in her book title, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. An enlightening and energizing read, Collins opens with the tale of...

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Outrageous behavior led to 19th Amendment

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 26, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Today is not simply another Women’s Equality Day. Aug. 26, 2010 marks the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to full citizenship, that is the privilege and responsibility to vote. I looked up the text of the 19th Amendment and found it to be two simple sentences of...

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90 years voting by frailer sex

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 21, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
In 1920 it took only 39 words to give U.S. women the right to vote. In 1971 192 words were deemed necessary to proclaim Aug. 26 Women’s Equality Day. But, hey, we’re happy to have both. In July 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up in the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls and...

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