Commemorating Women on Women’s Equality Day

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the 96th anniversary of the 19th amendment granting women’s suffrage.

A few days ago (two to be exact),  it was Women’s Equality Day. Many years ago (96 to be exact), it was the day where women finally won the right the vote. Nearly a century later, women have emerged as the most reliable voters in American politics, turning out at higher rates than their male counterparts in every election since 1980. It’s undeniable: The 19th amendment has had a huge impact on American politics, particularly in the past four decades.

But as I sit on the couch while watching Devil Wears Prada, a question suddenly pops into my mind, “What if it had never passed? What if women never fought for their rights? What if women did not want the right to vote?”

So when I searched on the web about the downsides of women winning the right to vote, I found an article on the Atlantic about why the organisation National Association opposed to Women Suffrage believed that women shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Have a look for yourself.

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