Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Repeal the 19th amendment



Google celebrated the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution on their home page today. While I am sure Google is motivated by patriotism, I am somewhat skeptical we will see Google celebrating the 2nd amendment any time soon. Just a wild guess.

Of course, the 19th amendment guarantees the right of women to vote. It is hard for modern Americans to understand that the majority of our ancestors were opposed to such a notion. Our children are taught in public schools that the reason people were opposed to women’s suffrage was due to ignorance and institutional sexism. The actual writings from men and women who opposed women’s suffrage are not provided to our children.

Well, from down the memory hole I was able to find as essay written by Madeline Dahlgren. Madeline represented many women who objected to the idea of women voting. The essay can be found at this location:

http://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=19950_O_16&PagePosition=1

Here is also a funny video concerning the topic:

4 comments:

  1. So.. is this your way of saying you'll be rolling a troll in the expansion?

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  2. Japanese girls are such dorks! But you did give me an idea for my next video.

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  3. Queen Victoria blasts women's rights: "FEMINISTS OUGHT TO GET A GOOD WHIPPING!"

    " I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection."--QV 1870

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  4. Learned folks have offered insightful essays giving valid reasons for repealing the 19th Amendment.

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