Women’s History Month!
Alice Paul! Kick ass suffragette of the 2nd wave feminist movement! Paul was a major player in the fight for a woman’s right to vote. She organized pickets of the White House and Woodrow Wilson for equal women’s rights and was arrested in 1917, along with other protesters, on trumped up “obstructing traffic” charges. In prison, Paul demanded to be treated like a political prisoner and organized hunger strikes. She was force-fed raw eggs through a feeding tube. Once out of prison, Paul continued to fight for women’s rights and was able to celebrate the passing of the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote in 1920. She continued to work domestically and internationally for equal rights until her death in 1977.