Sunday, January 31, 2010
Welcome to Women's Suffrage Week here at OPOD. We sort of kicked things off yesterday with the picture of Alice Paul, a leader in the movement in the 1910's. Today, we continue with this picture, taken in 1917, of a march on the capitol. The picture was taken from the steps of the capitol.
The movement got started around 1850 by Susan B. Anthony and others. They finally got the right to vote in 1920. One wonders why it took the movement so long to be successful. Perhaps there are clues in this picture. Notice how the women are marching quietly in a neat single file line? No yelling, no fists in the air. Perhaps they should have taken some lessons from the thugs over at ACORN. You never see them protesting in a neat single file line. My first advise to this group would be to show up more like an angry mob. Second, notice that all the banners are very neat, but have no words on them. The few that have words are very low contrast, and the words are hard to read. I feel that better signage, and presenting their demonstrations in more of a mob like atmosphere could have potentially knocked 10 years off the effort.