Victoria Woodhull: The first American woman to run for President — 150 years ago
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- This "Free Love" Advocate Was The First American Woman To Run For President - In 1872
- Aug 15 2018
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- 870 words
Awesome link. I had no idea she existed and her story is fascinating. The split with other suffragettes was especially interesting and I'm reading more on her now. Found a longer piece on her by the Guardian.
Some things don't change.
This outlook persists to the modern day. Hilary got critiques for being the "wrong" woman to represent women as President. IMO, we need to get past that view for equality to be reached. Heck, just working in tech I feel this unnecessary burden of representing women in general. If I mess up, it's quiet proof that women aren't good at the job.
From one of the articles that got her arrested:
She and her sister were exonerated of libel, but only after the election and libel laws were made stronger because of this. A chilling example of the law being used to fetter her politically.
You go, girl.
That was a nice read. It's crazy that she couldn't vote for herself, nor could she have for another few decades.