By Kathryn Lasky
Because the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, etc on the subject of her arrange and act to win the proper to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been happening for over every week! and folks stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and progressively more girls are coming from different components of the district and a few from as far-off as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They stated they might in simple terms are available in to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me think about Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid elevate ladies into carriages and over dust puddles--that after all is the simple half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the demanding half.
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I think it is a stupid term for flesh-and-blood women who merely want the same right to vote as men. JANUARY 25, 1917 Alma and I are making a list of all the mean, nasty words the newspapers use to describe women, and even some of them that are not so nasty but in many ways are just as bad. 29 Here they are: NASTIES freakish unsexed mannish witches succubuses on society (had to look up succubus: a demon in female form, a she-devil) NOT-SO-NASTIES weak silly distractible illogical dependent flighty FEBRUARY 1, 1917 Shocking news!
She seemed pleased about the Latin and drafting. She said she hoped they would begin to introduce life sciences. When the meeting began I was supposed to go to bed, 9 but I came out again in my wrapper and sat in the shadowy curve of our staircase where I can see everything but not be seen. The women talked about what they would do if (1) President Wilson refused to see them and (2) if he saw them but ignored their demand. There was much talk of a vigil and then something they called a picket line.
And they also wore gloves. I guess it’s easier to pick up wounded bodies that are 38 slippery with blood if you wear gloves. And the ambulances were modern looking — tall boxy vehicles with doors that fold back and big shiny headlights. It would be heaven to drive one. Oh, and I forgot, the women wear ties just like men do! FEBRUARY 9, 1917 I hate Uncle Bayard. I think he is the most narrowminded man I have ever met. Clary has come down with bronchitis. Father is treating her, and Alma and I and of course, Mother and Auntie Claire are all to blame.