Saturday, March 5, 2011

Real Influential Women Role Models (Real and Fictitious): Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony (aka my hero)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Susan B. Anthony (including other Women Suffragists etc.) Ladies and gentlemen, the original fighter for women’s rights and suffrage. I am forever in debt to her and thank her so much for what she has done for women like me. We still have a long way to go, but none of this would have been possible without her. Rallying other women, picketing outside of buildings, being fined and arrested for voting in an election are the many actions of Susan B. Anthony and the many women who fought for my suffrage. Thank you, Susan B. Anthony, for proving that women have a place other than the kitchen.

This is actually another reason why I chose Susan B. Anthony as the first woman to showcase this series. I attempted to memorize this speech for Forensics back in eighth grade. I chose it randomly for the speech category and am glad I did because it helped me learn more about women's suffrage: Susan B. Anthony's Speech on Women's Suffrage In this speech she discusses her qualms with being arrested and fined for voting in a recent election.

Lucretia Mott
Hilary Swank as Alice Paul in Iron Jawed Angels (2004), a movie about women's suffrage

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