Women's Suffrage Event

Oct. 18, 2006

Women's Suffrage Event

By: Jenny Parker

Women shouldn't have the right to vote. Women have the responsibility to stay at home and take care of the laundry, the food, and the children. Women have no place outside of the home; therefore they should be denied the right to vote. What if this was the mentality in our world today? What would you do? How would you react?

Women are affected daily by the acts of government, yet were once denied the opportunity to have a voice in that government. Have you ever taken a moment to think about what women did so that you can have a voice in the very system that effects your life so greatly on a daily basis?

Come join Student Government and your Junior Class Officers on November 2 if you would like to learn more about the women's suffrage movement as we gear up for elections on November 7. We will be hosting a viewing of the movie, Iron-Jawed Angels starring Hillary Swank as Alice Paul. The movie traces the story of Alice Paul, a woman barely known, through her struggles to gain suffrage for women. The battle includes protests, abuse, and even hunger strikes. This video reminded me that I am to use my democratic voice effectively and I will not take my rights as a woman in present-day America for granted.

Event Information:

When: Thursday, November 2, 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Kayser Auditorium in Hankamer Business School

What: Iron-Jawed Angels viewing