But at today’s press conference, Dorothy Haener, representing United Auto Workers, noted that laws restricting the amount of weight a woman can lift had only been enforced in regard to keeping women out of high-paying jobs, and brought no benefit to women in minimum-wage jobs such as waitresses. Not only that, domestic workers, among the country’s lowest-paid, have always been exempt from weight-limit and maximum hour restrictions.
In an unprecedented victory for the suffrage movement, all women in New Zealand, regardless of economic status or race, won full voting rights today!
Though only one of ninety-six Senators, the experience she has gained in the House, and her determination to get things done should give Senator-elect Smith great influence in the Senate once she gets some seniority. At the very least, she will assure that for the next six years – and hopefully many more – the Senate will not be the “Boys’ Club” it has been since Hattie Caraway left just over three and a half years ago.
Betty Friedan said: “While the airlines talk about these pretty girls and the service they give, the sexuality of the girls is a necessary factor for the job.” She called their policies “the most flagrant kind of sex discrimination.”
The party must now evolve from an equal suffrage organization to one whose goal is nothing less than full and totally equal rights and opportunities for women in all areas of human endeavor.
“One of the things that has given me peculiar pleasure is the fact that this is the first party that ever put forth a woman suffrage plank and then tried to live up to it. We have not only declared for woman suffrage, but have tried to live up to the declaration.”
Out on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, as well as inside Convention Hall, voices of protest were raised at an event dedicated to promoting the illusion of ever-smiling feminine contentment, and eager conformity to the limited roles assigned to women in a patriarchal society.
“Women have the right to register to vote in all States under the Nineteenth Amendment to the Federal Constitution. The Federal amendment is ratified, all anti-suffragists to the contrary notwithstanding …. If any State authority denies her that privilege it is her right to demand it in the courts.”
Taymor’s film about Steinem—”The Glorias”—shows the complexities of many different yet united women, who form the backbone of a movement for peace, freedom and equality.
In Stephanie Davies’s coming of age, coming-out memoir, “Other Girls Like Me,” she recounts her involvement with the Greenham common peace camp in Great Britain. Davies’s involvement in this activist movement pulled her into a reimagining of self and helps her to heal the exacerbated relationship with her family.