Idiot's Facebook Conversation About the Word 'Suffrage' Is Delightful

Straight off the bat, I cannot confirm if the following Facebook exchange is real. It was sent to me by a friend (what up, io9's Meredith Woerner) and neither of us could find a site to source it back to. That said, if it is real, this conversation on the flexibility of the word "suffrage" — particularly in relation… » 2/12/14 5:30pm 2/12/14 5:30pm

Ironically-Named City of Sistersville Still Bans Women from Voting

West Virginia (unfairly most of the time) seems to be the go-to backwoods state in America. Incest, murderous hillbillies, haunted coal-mining towns straddling the cave mouth to Hell, illiteracy, and prescription drug abuse are often mentioned in connection with West Virginia, as if the Appalachian squiggle-blob state… » 9/14/13 4:30pm 9/14/13 4:30pm

Woman Voter Says Women Shouldn't Be Allowed to Vote

Janis Lane, the lady leader of the Central Mississippi Tea Party thinks that women shouldn't be allowed to cast a ballot this (or any) election. In something that's akin to hamsters eating their young, Lane has turned on her own kind, and is practicing a brand of self-hatred that you just don't see many people… » 10/14/12 11:40pm 10/14/12 11:40pm

Saturday Night Social: Celebrate Women's Suffrage

On this day, 92 years ago, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, so let's all thank Tennessee for volunteeringto take a progressive step forward in history. Let's all not thank Mississippi for waiting until fucking 1984 to ratify the 19th Amendment, and let's all also give New Jersey an eye… » 8/18/12 6:30pm 8/18/12 6:30pm

Old Timey Organization Warns That Ladyvoting Will Lead to Alcoholic…


Back in the olden times, things were simpler. Serious things like voting and wearing monocles were left to the men, whereas women were kept in a state of perpetual kittenhood, tending to the little ones, keeping the house clean, and nodding in agreement with their husbands. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.… » 12/19/11 12:50pm 12/19/11 12:50pm

The Female Vote: It Was 89 Years Ago Today

Whatever the outcome of the 2008 election, we can all still honor the fact that we are allowed to vote in the first place! On June 4th, 1919, Congress approved the women's suffrage amendment, and sent it to the states for ratification. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony had been working explicitly since 1869… » 6/04/08 1:30pm 6/04/08 1:30pm