100 years ago today….

Women demonstrating, 100 years ago, for the right to vote.

Women demonstrating, 100 years ago, for the right to vote.

Five thousand women marched along Pennsylvania Avenue and demanded the right to vote. This was a huge step toward being awarded that right on August 26, 1920. So today we celebrate Sudan B Anthony’s words of wisdom.  Anthony (1820-1906) is known for her work with the United States’ women’s rights movement. Today, nerdy chicks everywhere salute her eloquence.

Susan B. Anthony Quotes

• It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.

• Men – their rights and nothing more; Women – their rights and nothing less.

• The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball — the further I am rolled the more I gain.

• I can’t say that the college-bred woman is the most contented woman. The broader her mind the more she understands the unequal conditions between men and women, the more she chafes under a government that tolerates it.

• I always distrust people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.

• If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.

• Bicycling has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood.

Susan b

3 comments on “100 years ago today….

  1. Anna J. Boll says:

    Hooray! Love this post and I might need to use that last quote (Bicycles) in my new MG novel. Can you tell me where you found that one?

  2. kamikinard says:

    Hi Anna,
    I usually check a couple of sources before selecting quotes and actually, I think that quote was in a couple of them… but I know you can find it in the Goodreads quotes because I just googled it again. Also, I came across this in the Google search, and thought you might like it.

    http://cycleandstyle.com/2011/01/wheels-of-change-how-women-rode-the-bicycle-to-freedom/

  3. :Donna Marie says:

    It’s hard to believe that much time has gone by since all that took place, right? Love the quotes!

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