Bad Romance Parody for International Women's Day

Fri, 03/09/2012 - 09:25
Submitted by Carlin Ross

It's a bit cheesy but poignant. 

You have to remember that black men were given the right to vote a half century before women.  And we were NOT given the right to vote - we had to fight for it, go on hunger strikes, and almost kill ourselves:

Editor in Chief & Keeper of All Things Betty Dodson

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Sun, 03/11/2012 - 10:50
Wioleta (not verified)

Black men were not "given" the vote either ! And you know, it's funny because the way you phrase it, you sound just like one of the suffragettes who broke off their alliance with abolitionnist movements because they were frustrated that black men were about to be able to vote and not them. I think that it's the wrong way to look at it: as if there was a hierachy of -isms to fight against. I just think that it's not a good comparison to make.

my point was that the Civil

Sun, 03/11/2012 - 11:54

my point was that the Civil War broke out because the South wanted to secede from the Union.  They went to war, they lost, and then black men were given the right to vote with the passage of the 15th amendment. 

Yes, they had to fight for their right to vote because they made it impossible - that was addressed with the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

However, the 15th amendment was passed in 1870.  The 19th amendment giving women the right to vote was passed in 1920.  We never passed the ERA which would have been the female equivalent of the Voting Rights Act. 

Without the piece of critical legislation, we're relegated to pink ghettos, accepting $0.80  for the same work men receive $1.00 for in the workplace, and expectations that leave us performing 80% of all household duties.  

As John Lennon described, "women are the n*ggers of the world".

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