NEWS ALERT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SUSAN B. ANTHONY REFUSED TO SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP IN A COURTROOM
When Judge Hunt told Susan B. Anthony in an upstate New York courtroom to sit down and shut up back in 1872, this tactic of the opposition to women’s rights took root. It is still being used today.
The women of the State of Virginia were told to sit down and shut up recently and stop complaining about not receiving equal rights under the US Constitution. This happened 147 years after Anthony’d trial in upstate New York. And still the response of sit down and shut up persists.
Women today, like in the past, are dismissed for being emotional, irrational, and stubborn. The opposition continues its tactics of ignoring protests, marginalizing women and, making snide remarks. Susan B. Anthony was no stranger to reactions like this.
THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE FIRST WAVE PROPELLED SUSAN B. ANTHONY INTO ACTION
This is why yet another wave of the women’s rights movement has moved into position for the duration. The women of today stand on the shoulders of women’s rights activists before them…another reason why the 2020 women’s voting rights centennial is important. Don’t be surprised when you are singled out and told to sit down and shut up. It happens in the least likely of places.
The story of Susan B. Anthony and her 1872 trail of voting illegally is a part of history that hasn’t been suppressed yet. Communicators, bloggers, writers, journalists, and others following the current wave of women’s rights efforts are alerted to excellent stories about the centennial of the 19th Amendment in the US. It’s real and ongoing.
RESOURCES YOU NEED FOR 2020, THE SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL IN THE US
LetsRockTheCradle.com isn’t out here all alone spreading the word about the 2020 women’s voting rights centennial. We have allies, and one prominent resource is the National Women’s History Alliance (formerly the National Women’s History Project).
We’re sharing some of the featured material, below, published in the Gazette of the NWHA, and this is only a partial sample to show the effort being invested in the 2020 voting rights centennial by women and many of their men allies across the US and around the world.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.
Some of the items in the gift shop. Link.