VISIT CONVENTION DAYS —JULY 20-22, 2018 in Seneca Falls, NY. The event commemorates the 1848 women’s convention that represents an early attempt to rock the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the US.
A regular visit to the Suffrage Wagon Cafe will also introduce you to the background of why 2020 is going to be a big deal in the United States. It’s the 100th anniversary of women voting. This is more than rah-rah-sis-boom-rah. By being aware of our history, we will benefit. We’ll understand and appreciate the power sptead over and invested in the four waves of the women’s rights movement covering the 19th to the 21st centuries.
Not every woman voter in the US is in love with patriarchy. There are some holdouts, to be sure. Face it. Women and girls are still being lured into loving their second class citizenship. They don’t see anything wrong with being paid less than men for jobs. They see nothing peculiar about mature women being referred to as “girls” and being barred from sharing power. They don’t understand that in 2023, US women will have been working for 100 years to include equal rights in the US Constitution.
But don’t despair. This is changing. That’s why we continue to rock the cradle. Where did this phrase come from? The Finger Lakes district of New York State is referred to as the cradle of the women’s rights movement in the US. It was a part of the nation where many free thought activists lived and organized. Rocking the cradle has expanded beyond New York State. It’s national now, and if you follow this web platform, you’re part of it.