I was also blessed by the tonic of Mrs. Stanton's inspiring words: "The question is no longer [rags], how do you look, but woman, how do you feel?" And the Mrs. Stanton she refers to is the one and only Cady Stanton who was one of the leaders of American Suffrage Movement.
Woman! How do you feel!? Little did I know when I began this blog in 2006 women in the United States would be attacked about how we use our bodies. It is barbaric. Stand strong and vote this mind set out of office and out of our lives!
Also on this day, Belva Ann Lockwood was nominated by The Equal Rights Party (formed in 1872) as their presidential candidate for 1884. Yes, 1884. And Ms. Lockwood wasn't the first nominee, Victoria Woodhull was and she offered Frederick Douglas as her running mate. See, women were banned from voting, but there was no law preventing them from running for office. Ms. Woodhull paid a great price for even trying for public office. Slander which landed her in the courtroom to defend herself of crimes which were all thrown out, but the damage was done. Woodhull was bankrupt.
On this day in 1973, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs. Oh yes, the "man versus woman" tennis match aired on television and the Lady took the prize! There was never any doubt.