Monday, July 13, 2009

Suffrage Parade

This picture was taken in 1914, and shows a Suffrage Parade in Washington DC. The picture shows a very large wagon, with various campaign messages for the effort.


  1. I love this topic, thanks for doing Suffrage week. Anyone know the difference between a suffragist and a suffragette? ;-)

  2. Great question, Norkio; never considered it before, My guess is -ette is a woman who supports the right for women to vote, while -ist is anyone who supports that right?

    The flag is raised on 18 August!

  3. A suffragette is in favor of the cause and passive, positive demonstration. The suffragists tended to be more forceful and this was considered to be a negative description at the time. These are the women who chained themselves to (I think) the White House knowing they would be arrested. And the civil rights activists of the 60s thought they were doing something new...

  4. According to my dictionary, a suffragette is a woman who advocates suffrage for women.
    A suffragist is ANYONE who advocates suffrage, especially for women (since most males already had the franchise.)

  5. That's one big sign. If women ran the world, we wouldn't be in the mess we are in today.

    I purposely sent my daughter to an all-girls private school from third grade all the way to 12th.

    What a difference it made.