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, and so on with reference to her set up and act to win the best to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been happening for over every week! and other people stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has now not damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and an increasing number of girls are coming from different components of the district and a few from as distant 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 basically are available in to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me ponder Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid elevate ladies into carriages and over dust puddles--that after all is the straightforward half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the challenging half.
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She goes to Miss Pruitt’s too. Our school is supposed to be very advanced and modern, with a curriculum similar to the one given boys — Latin, geometry, drawing, and not just watercolor and arty things but architectural drafting, that is my favorite course. But my life is still pretty boring. Every afternoon when school lets out, Alma and I walk partway home together. We stop at the Ardmore, a drugstore with a soda fountain, and we sit on high stools and drink ice-cream sodas. Well, not always sodas.
President Wilson ordered it. And he has also asked for the power to arm all American merchant ships against German U-boats in case of attack. When Mother came home from her shift she said, “Well, we’re like the Germans now, I suppose — for he hasn’t talked to us 33 since we started the vigil. ” I felt as if the breath had been sucked right out of me. As soon as she said it she clapped her hands over her mouth. Her eyes went wide at the horror of her own words. She raced across the parlor and folded me into her arms.
That’s a fine kettle of fish,” as my Grandma Bowen used to say. Everybody seems to think that the women should have “gotten over this” by now, as if it were a cold or something — that they should have gone home. But they haven’t and new women come every day. Mother does not have to stand for quite as long, as there are three or four others willing to take her place. ” 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.