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Women's Suffrage, Republicans Suffer

by Edward ODaniel / October 26, 2004 4:57 AM PDT
October 18, 2004

Women's Suffrage, Republicans Suffer
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On the Tennessee Women for Kerry website, there is a photo of a gentleman named Harry Burn with the question captioned below, ?Why is this Tennessee man so important??

Tennessee State legislator Harry Burn cast the deciding vote for the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, which made Tennessee the 36th state to ratify the amendment, creating the two-thirds majority of state ratifications necessary to give women the vote.

What is not mentioned by the Tennessee Women for Kerry, or pretty much any other feminist website hailing this landmark vote, is that Harry Burn was a Republican.

Interesting read and likely even more interesting to see what some "defenders of women's rights" have to say.

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Re: Women's Suffrage, Republicans Suffer
by Dragon / October 26, 2004 6:51 AM PDT

I was just looking at a site showing the difference between women and men voters in presidential elections, beginning with Carter -- http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/gendergap.html

BTW, some years ago, I did a lot of reading to get a sense of the course of history. I got a fair sense of divergence, if you will, of this course, following the passage of womens suffrage. Looks as if things wouldve been a lot different if women didnt vote!

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(NT) (NT) I'm unclear about your point gentlemen
by Ziks511 / October 26, 2004 8:44 AM PDT
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