Members of the National League of Women Voters in Sept. 1924.
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Day 3: Why give women the vote?

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This is day three of the Nerdland Scholar Challenge, led by Melissa Harris-Perry. You can sign up here.

Why should women have the right to vote? Alice Stone Blackwell offered up 16 reasons in her publication “Why Women Should Vote.” They included: 

  • It would make it easier to achieve “the moral, educational and humane legislation desire by women”
  • To fix laws unjust to women
  • To create fair treatment of women in public service
  • To secure legislation for the protection of children
  • It would “help those women who need help the most”
  • To ensure only men “of respectable character” are nominated

Assignment: Scan the full list here and reflect. Did women winning the right to vote actually create the changes Blackwell predicted?

Day 3: Why give women the vote?

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