“Just because we favor birth control, it doesn’t follow that we are opposed to children. I dare say that, all in all, we have just as many children as our opponents.”
Jones’ first—and totally unprecedented—”suffrage hike” left the Bronx on December 16, 1912, and arrived in Albany 12 days later. The purpose of the event was to deliver a message from prominent New York suffragists to Governor-elect William “Plain Bill” Sulzer, and then get him to formally support woman suffrage. They succeeded on both counts.
Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican of Massachusetts, today drafted new legislation that would give America’s women a chance to serve their country in uniform.
Reverend Anna Howard Shaw, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, talked about the status of her personal tax revolt tonight, and gave out a copy of the letter she recently sent to suffrage advocates around the country asking them to join her in refusing “taxation without representation.”
Thirteen women today went where none have gone before: The United States Coast Guard Academy. They are members of the Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, nicknamed the “SPARS.”
Another sign today that at long last, victory in the generations-long struggle for woman suffrage is in sight. Carrie Chapman Catt has issued a call for the final annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, which will be held at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, February 12th to 18th.
A noble, but ultimately unsuccessful effort today to get the New York County Medical Society to call for changing the State’s present anti-birth-control law, which, except under very specific circumstances, makes it a crime punishable by imprisonment for anyone to give out information on contraception, or birth control devices themselves.
A colorful and moving tribute to Inez Milholland Boissevain today at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. It was totally fitting that her memorial would be in such a place, having given her life for the cause of political equality for women.
Fourteen women Marines at the Cherry Point, North Carolina Marine Corps Air Station have now become the first to qualify for flight pay. They do the same jobs as the male flight crew mechanics by servicing and checking the planes and warming up the engines, and will now spend at least four hours a month in flight to earn their extra pay.
Perkins examined and demolished the many myths and stereotypes that make it even harder for women to find work today than men.