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


 
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Seneca Falls deserves some respect

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
A newsy article about Seneca Falls, NY, the setting for my first historical novel, turned up in the Washington Post recently. Debra Bruno starts out by declaring that “If Concord, Mass., is the home of the “shot heard round the world” in the American Revolution, and Gettysburg was...

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Women rule in Seneca Falls

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 28, 2012 | Leave a comment (1)
If you support women’s rights and haven’t made a trip to Seneca Falls, NY—go! I’ve visited several times and never fail to be moved by the names of the 68 courageous women engraved on the wall in the Women’s Rights National Historical Park who signed the Declaration of Sentiments more...

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History books lie

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 16, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
“Women never did anything important. If they had it would be in the history books.” So claims the father-in-law of National Women’s History Museum founder Karen Staser. Can you imagine spending holidays with that guy? Still, he’s not alone. Most Americans grow up thinking men built the...

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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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Susan B. Anthony museum controversy

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 14, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
The house where Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Mass., will be dedicated today as a museum, but not without controversy. While it is widely known—mostly from writings Anthony herself left—that she was against slavery and alcohol consumption as well as a dedicated proponent of women’s...

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Ellenville to restore Hunt Building on Women’s Heritage Trail

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on January 31, 2010 | Leave a comment (2)
Ellenville, NY, is more than 200 miles from Seneca Falls, the heart of the women’s rights movement, and both are on the New York State Women’s Heritage Trail. Ellenville residents call their deteriorating Hunt Memorial Building the “heart of the village” and point to its historical...

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