Monday, March 31, 2014

Who Pushed Women's Suffrage 100 Years Ago?

Who pushed women's suffrage 100 years ago? It was not Woodrow Wilson in 1912. It was not the Democrats per their platform in 1912. The Democrats' 1916 platform has a small entry for women's suffrage way down at number 20 on their platform list (same rights as men, different from later British law). The media sure liked the idea. Of all items to make a political cartoon about in 1912 with the looming challenges ahead, this cartoonist showcased women's suffrage. After all, they would be the ones informing women on how to vote and what issues to support.

Hundred years later, elections swing on single women grabbing for their taxpayer paid birth control pills, their substitute provider and the safety of having abortions on demand and subsidized by taxpayers. Who cares about the ruins around them? Clutch at those gimmedats! Same media is around to tell everyone there is a "War on Women" so vote Democrat because they support lighter criminal sentencing and enforcement of law, wait, what? Shhh, conservatives are evil men.


Steve Sailer said...

It was a WASP thing.

sykes.1 said...

Women's suffrage is the second greatest blunder in American history, the first being the Civil War.

peterike said...

What Sailer said. Women's suffrage and Prohibition were the last gasp of WASP busy-bodydom, when the then Powers That Be imposed their Puritanical willfulness on the rest of us (the Puritanical fury of the Abolitionists had not yet burnt itself out, despite having slaughtered nearly a million of their fellow citizens in order to enjoy their moral preening).

That would be it for the WASP class as a moral force, however misguided. After the bankster created Depression wiped out many WASP fortunes the power center began to swing inexorably to Jewish Leftists, who even in the 1920s were prominent owners of newspapers and would soon rule in radio and television and Hollywood.

You can see the difference in WASP vs. Jews in the difference between the Suffragette movement and 60s feminism. The first sought political equality with men, the latter the dissolution of social cohesion.

That said there were still many Jewish women involved in the Suffrage movement (Gertrude Weil, Hannah Solomon, Clara Shavelson, Lillian Wald, Rose Schneiderman and others) as would be expected of the group that was also in the forefront of labor unrest in America at that time.