Although women have certainly made strides toward equality since suffrage, obstacles still face voters of all genders at the polls.
We all owe the suffragists who secured the vote. Use it!
In “The Bostonians,” the North—represented by Olive Chancellor, a wealthy woman’s rights advocate—and the South—represented by the anti-feminist womanizer and very sensual Basil Ransome—fight for control over Verena Tarrant, a young woman with a talent for public speaking who is the daughter of greedy spiritualists and the granddaughter of abolitionists.
Work, business, labor and suffrage are not feminine in “Making an American Citizen,” a 1912 film by Alice Guy Blaché.
The fight to secure voting rights for American women has a long and complicated history. Hollywood’s depictions of suffrage struggles and their aftermath have a history of their own.