We’re going to talk about a host of reasons why the suffrage movement was a long-delayed and contentious fight. But why spend hours when a simple photo can tell the story? The challenge to social norms and gender roles. Opponents argued this was just the first step, pretty soon men would be holding babies, doing laundry, OWNING CATS. They were right.
The photo is of Susan B. Anthony being attack for trying to vote in the 1870s. While a part of the early women’s suffrage movement, she was not part of a group of men and women who attended the Seneca Falls Convention. We are going to look at the document they approved and put in modern language. Many consider this document the starting point for ratifying the 19th Amendment.