April 3, 1920: Over 88% of New York State’s women earn less than the $16.13 a week—the minimum income needed to cover basic living costs.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen if they let women play in baseball,” Babe Ruth said. “Of course, they never will make good. Why? Because they are too delicate. It would kill them to play ball every day.”
Women-only cars on the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad’s “Hudson Tube” route through the McAdoo Tunnel from 23rd Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, New Jersey, are proving popular.
Today was a busy one for the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage as it became a national organization, adopted a constitution and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it in direct competition with another effort by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Hard as it may be to believe, a decade has passed since the battle over the 19th Amendment was still being furiously fought. The celebrations marking the end of that struggle on August 26, 1920, are already well under way, and all generations of suffragists will be honored during this 10th anniversary year.
The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that American women are “persons” and “citizens,” but not persons or citizens entitled to vote as a result of passage of the 14th Amendment.
Efforts by the National Woman’s Party to fight widespread bias against women in the workforce have now gained some support from a few of the nation’s governors.
“If they are telling the women they must not smoke in public they should tell the men not to also. It is perfectly ridiculous. Women should not be discriminated against in any way.”
The Association for the Advancement of the Medical Education of Women, a new organization seeking to increase the quality of education women physicians receive, got an encouragingly large turnout for a public meeting earlier this evening.
It was officially confirmed today that 25 of America’s best women pilots will be going to Britain to help with the Allied war effort.