War On Women – (The REAL One!)
The “news” of the day is that the mean old conservatives have declared an all-out war on women. Why? Simply because of such harsh conservative ideas that women should not make demands for free birth control, free abortions, and otherwise free sex. The pandering to the women voters will continue through the November election I am sure, and far too many women will take the bait and be hooked into believing that those who would pander to them for votes care more about women than any conservative who would simply try to make them remember their own history.
Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote.
Now before that time, women had been able to vote in some states or in certain kinds of elections, but the equality of women voters was not complete until the 19th Amendment finally passed in 1920. Woodrow Wilson was literally strong-armed into finally becoming a proponent of women’s suffrage after women picketed the White House and were brutally dealt with because of it. Up until that time, he really couldn’t have cared less.
Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. For weeks, the women's only water came from an open pail. Their food--all of it colorless slop--was infested with worms.
Lucy Burns Dora Lewis
They beat Lucy Burns, chained her hands to the cell bars above her head and left her hanging for the night, bleeding and gasping for air.
They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cell mate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits describe the guards grabbing, dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, twisting and kicking the women.
When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press.
There is much more to this story than just these three women, but modern historians are busy covering a lot of it up. The fact is that women fought longer and harder for the privilege of voting and owning their own property than even black male ex-slaves. One of the points put forth by those who promoted suffrage for women was that women are naturally more frugal than men, and their votes would help improve economic conditions in the country overall. As I look around at the current crop of women (fish) going for the aforementioned baited hook, I see not a reflection of these historic sisters in our past, but rather a gullible bunch of victims who know nothing about being real victims.
The question is, will women waste their votes this year and tarnish the suffering of those who brought about their hard won privilege?