Friday, November 6, 2015

19 Days of Suffrage #Giveaway

Article by Tara.


Have any of you ever watched the TV show South Park? Remember the episode in which the kids had to vote for a new school mascot and it came down to either a giant douche or a turd sandwich?

Politics has gotten that way, for real. At work, in my personal life and family, I keep hearing things like,

"Both candidates stink."
"I don't want either one to win."
"I'm just not voting."
"It doesn't matter if I vote or not."

I can agree with the first two, but the last two get my dander up, especially if I hear a woman say that. If a man says it, I just tell them that if they don't vote, they have no right to complain. But if a woman says that to me, it leads to a scolding.

Do you have any idea what women went through to get the right to vote? The picketing, the arrests, the postcards, the lobbying, the arguing, the force feedings, the constant disappointments?

I think of women like Alice Paul, the Pankhurst family, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and all they went through and I just can't let them down. For us to refuse to vote makes their fight pointless. It's throwing rights away that our ancestors worked hard for. Imagine if women refused to be pilots, after all women like Amelia Earhart and Jackie Cochran and Nancy Love and the WASP did.

It's just wrong.

It makes their sacrifices for nothing. And I don't know about you all but I like to think my sacrifices mean something.

The movie Suffragette reveals just the tip of the iceburg of what some of the women went through to obtain the vote. Though it takes place in England and follows the militant movement, America was having the same battle.

Watch it, imagine yourself in her shoes, and then tell me you're going to throw away your right to vote. I dare you.

Now, time for a giveaway. One of the following prize packs will be sent to one winner. It includes a tote bag, booklet, poster, and bracelet.  To enter just fill out the giveaway tools  form below. Open to the US only. Giveaway will end  11/26/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.




21 comments:

Kristen said...

I'd watch this movie with my mom.

Daph said...

With my hubby

Anonymous said...

I would watch this with my family. Patricia

DEBIJOT said...

I would watch this with my husband.

Ken Ohl said...

love to see this with my wife. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

stowelljg said...

I have some really good friends who would love to watch this film.

Anita said...

I would watch this with friends.

Jen F said...

I think this would be a good movie to watch with my mom!

jlee said...

I'd love to watch this with my best friend.

Katie Amanda said...

I would watch this movie with my friends. Thanks!

Tara Overby said...

I would love to watch this movie with my daughter!

Michele said...

I would watch this with my daughter when she comes home from college.

bison61 said...

I'd watch with my husband

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JLin Mei said...

with my husband

slehan said...

I got to see a sneak preview of this movie. Excellent. I haven't missed voting ever since I got the vote (almost 50 years ago)
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

Lori said...

I saw an advance screening of this movie with my husband and son. Carey Mulligan was excellent!

Xty C said...

I would watch this with my sister

d said...

I'm going to see this w my sisters.

Rebecca Orr said...

I would like to watch this movie with my mom and my sister.

Wehaf said...

My friend teaches women's studies; he and I would love to watch this.

chickie717 said...

I don't have anyone to watch this with so I will have to see it alone.