Happy Women's history month

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    So it's women's history month in honor of great women in history they say that behind great men are even greater women.

    I would like to recognize Alice Paul as one of the great women in the women's right movement. She push congress to submit the ERA in 1929. For almost 50 years, women’s-rights advocates like Alice Paul tried to get Congress to approve the amendment; finally, in 1972, they succeeded. In March of that year, Congress sent the proposed amendment--“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex”--to the states for ratification. Twenty-two of the required 38 states ratified it right away, but then conservative activists mobilized against it. (The ERA’s straightforward language hid all kinds of sinister threats, they claimed: It would force wives to support their husbands, send women into combat and validate gay marriages.) This anti-ratification campaign was a success: In 1977, Indiana became the 35th and last state to ratify the ERA. In June 1982, the ratification deadline expired. The amendment has never been passed.
    Alice Paul biography
     
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    I would like to recognize my mother who taught me never to take any shit from men.
     

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