A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, by Kathryn Lasky

By Kathryn Lasky

Because the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, and so on just about her manage and act to win the best to vote.

January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been occurring for over per week! and other people stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. What's extra is information of the wood is spreading and progressively more girls are coming from different components of the district and a few from as distant as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They stated they might merely are available in to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me consider Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid elevate girls into carriages and over dust puddles--that in fact is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the challenging half.

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Mother does not have to stand for quite as long, as there are three or four others willing to take her place. ” I think it is a stupid term for flesh-and-blood women who merely want the same right to vote as men. JANUARY 25, 1917 Alma and I are making a list of all the mean, nasty words the newspapers use to describe women, and even some of them that are not so nasty but in many ways are just as bad. 29 Here they are: NASTIES freakish unsexed mannish witches succubuses on society (had to look up succubus: a demon in female form, a she-devil) NOT-SO-NASTIES weak silly distractible illogical dependent flighty FEBRUARY 1, 1917 Shocking news!

She stands there hour in, hour out until her replacement comes, but she is always cheerful and seems so energetic. The oddest thing is that not only have I come to know the women on the picket line but the White House police as well. They are very nice and very sympathetic to the women. Mother was asking Sergeant Reilly how the little one with the croup was and told him what Father always prescribes, and then the next day he told her how well that plaster from the pharmacy had worked and was most grateful.

Mother shrieked, “Don’t offer me a glass of sherry! I am angry and with good reason! That foolish president. To think that he thinks he can so lightly dismiss us and say that he must defer to his party. What in heaven’s name has the Democratic Party ever done for women? And never has a Democratic Party leader had more power than Mr. Wilson. To use these facile arguments on us! ” And then once more she muttered The Word. This is 19 just amazing. As Miss Pruitt says, life can be a wonderful and mysterious thing.

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