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The 19th Amendment

Jul 17, 2004
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My friend Jenny Lawton had a good post on women, voting, and the creative / entrepreneurial efforts of Torrey Strohmeier. Amy and I were talking about women’s rights the other night recalled that women didn’t have the legal right to vote until 1920 (after the amendment was first introduced in 1878). Amazingly, women weren’t eligible to apply for the Rhodes Scholarship until 1977.

If you’re a woman (or a supporter of women’s rights), go to She19 and take a look. Remember the story, be thankful for our rights, and buy a t-shirt.