— 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
We are pleased to present a new weekly podcast, She Votes! from award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr. Having lived through — and covered — feminism’s second-wave, Goodman and Sherr tell the definitive story of suffrage, from the first demands to speak on public matters by antislavery activists in 1837, through the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention for Women’s Rights, to the drama of the final passage in 1920 and beyond.
One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot and representation in government began long before that day in August — and continues, even to this day.
Despite the historic wins for women in the 2018 midterm elections, women still make up only 23 percent of Congress. She Votes! digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement, its enduring significance and its resonance today.
Episode 1: Convicted!
Rochester, New York. 1872. Susan B. Anthony is arrested for the crime of “voting while female.” What happens next — an arrest, a trial, a verdict and a conviction — sets the stage for the next half a century of battling for the ballot.
Episode 2 Title: Are women people?
From the Cult of True Womanhood in the 1860s to Lynn and Ellen’s own experiences
as young journalists in the 1970s, we’re investigating why we just can’t seem to escape the question: are women people?