One thing difficult to predict would have been the emphasis on women’s statues. They’re expensive, and statues now have become one way of balancing gender equality when presenting history.
An article in late July 2018 reported on a survey of NYT readers (400 in total) who gave recommendations about what women should be remembered through statues. The City of New York has a deadline of today to recommend women for statues. Women’s advocate and suffrage martyr Inez Milholland made #3 on the NY Times list.
It’s one thing to know about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. It’s yet another thing to rock the cradle. The “Cradle” refers to the hot spot of the Finger Lakes district in New York State. It is also called the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the US.
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