The Long Arduous Battle For Women's Suffrage
Today, the right to vote might seem routine but the women’s suffrage movement fought for nearly 100 years to finally earn that right. Dating all the way back to the mid 19th century, women fought against men’s idea of “True Womanhood.” Back then, men felt women should be submissive, exclusively concerned with the matter of home and family. Women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Ida B. Wells fought tooth and nail for inalienable rights for decades, enduring prison time and other indignations.
Over the course of 100 years, the Civil War, two World Wars, and other events threatened to derail the women’s suffrage movement. At multiple points differing opinions splintered the movement, creating warring factions. Here’s the long road women fought for equality.