From the Vote to ‘Me Too’: Themes from the Century of Women’s Citizenship

We will examine key issues galvanizing women as voters, citizens and activists across the century from suffrage to the current “Me Too” moment.  Did suffrage and citizenship make a difference?

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From the Vote to ‘Me Too’: Themes from the Century of Women’s Citizenship

... See more style="font-size:12.0pt;line-height:107%;font-family:'Times New Roman',serif;">The long struggle to end male monopoly of American franchise came with the 1919 Nineteenth Amendment.  The signal achievement of the Progressive Era feminist movement, commentators have claimed that feminism then declined, only to reappear in the late 1960s as the Women’s Liberation Movement, burning bras and protesting Miss World contests.  Does the evidence bear out this picture?  We will examine key issues galvanizing women as voters, citizens and activists across the century from suffrage to the current “Me Too” moment.  Did suffrage and citizenship make a difference?  Class members will vote.

Instructor: Judith A. Allen, the Walter Professor of History, is Associate Editor of the Journal of American History and Senior Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.  She has been studying gender, sexuality and feminism since her undergraduate days at the University of Sydney in Australia.  She joined Indiana University in 1993, after serving as her country’s foundation Chair of Women’s Studies, to build the Department of Gender Studies, inaugurated in 2002.  In addition to many journal articles and edited anthology chapters, her books include Rose Scott: Vision and Revision in Feminism, 1880-1925 (Oxford University Press) and The Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Sexualities, Histories, Progressivism (University of Chicago Press).



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Fee:  $15.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee Does Not Include Lunch

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