Women Who Inspire Me - Women's Suffrage

There are so many amazing women who were a part of this that it was tough to single anyone out.  The movement encompassed women from geographic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic walks of life.

These women were hard core.   They were arrested, brutally beaten, tortured and force fed.  But they kept going for what they believed in. 

When I lived in Virginia for a few years, my house was about a 25 minute drive from the Occoquan Workhouse, where many of the women were held after being arrested.  I'd drive by the place and see the brick buildings and guard towers and think about what those women went through to get a right that so many of us take for granted today.  They dared to be brave in the face of how they were treated and worked for change.  

They were radical.  In the US, they would chain themselves to fences, picket the White House, heckle the President, conduct public demonstrations such as parades and go on hunger...

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