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Happy 19th Amendment Day, Ladies!

Did you know that on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment, which grants women the right to vote, was officially certified (by then Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby) and made a part of the U.S. Constitution? Which makes today the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment - shout hurray, sisters! We here at Outblush don't like to get political, suffice it to say that we think everyone should exercise their constitutional right to vote.

How to celebrate? Oh, we think we'll pop in our DVD copy of Iron Jawed Angels ($6), the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns' epic fight for women's suffrage.

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Caty

Posted on 08.26.10 at 12:49 PM

I know that this is off topic, but it bothers me how women are portrayed as such sexual things. Even the cover of this book, which talks about one of the best improvements this nation has ever made, demoralizes us females just by the sexual image of a naked woman wrapped in the American flag.

DAve

Posted on 08.26.10 at 9:40 PM

FOr the record:


The Vote in Detail.


The roll call on the amendment follows:


FOR ADOPTION - 36.

Republicans - 36.

Capper, Cummins, Curtis, Edge, Elkins, Fall, Fernald, France, Frelinghuysen, Gronna, Hale, Harding, Johnson, (Cal.,) Jones, (Wash.,) Kellogg, Kenyon, Kayes, La Follette, Lenroot, McCormick, McCumber, McNaty, Nelson, New, Newberry, Norris, Page, Phipps, Poindexter, Sherman, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Sutherland, Warren, Watson.


Democrats - 20.

Ashurst, Chamberlain, Culberson, Harris, Henderson, Jones, (N. M.,) Kenrick, Kirby, McKellar, Myers, Nugent, Phelan, Pittman, Ransdell, Shepard, Smith, (Ariz.,) Stanley, Thomas, Walsh, (Mass.,) Walsh, (Mon.)


AGAINST ADOPTION - 25.

Republicans - 8.

Borah, Brandegee, Dillingham, Knox, Lodge, McLean, Moses, Wadsworth.


Democrats - 17.

Bankhead, Beckham, Dial, Fletcher, Gay, Harrison, Hitchcock, Overman, Reed, Simmons, Smith, (Md.,) Smith, (S. C.,) Swanson, Trammell, Underwood, Williams, Wolcott.

New York Times: Thursday, June 5, 1919

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