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The War on Suffrage

The War on Suffrage
“Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman. The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. “And then there were none!” ends the book on a gleeful note. The suffrage movement, both in America and England, involved angry debates about the ideals of womanhood, the power and purpose of government, and how much beer everyone should be drinking. Suffrage Isn’t Sexy The suffrage movement was part of the larger debate known as “The Woman Question” in Victorian and Edwardian times, when people were discussing what a real woman looked like. In other words, letting women get a chance at the polls would destroy the society. This attitude was reflected in the suffragette caricatures drawn in newspapers and magazines. Babes and Booze 1.

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Freedom From Religion Foundation - Wikipedia The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin with members from all 50 states.[2] The largest[citation needed] national organization advocating for non-theists, FFRF promotes the separation of church and state and educates the public on matters relating to atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism. The FFRF publishes a newspaper, Freethought Today 10 times a year.[3] Since 2006, as the Freethought Radio Network, FFRF has produced the Freethought Radio show. History[edit] The FFRF was co-founded by Anne Nicol Gaylor and her daughter, Annie Laurie Gaylor, in 1976 and was incorporated nationally in 1978.[4] The organization is supported by over 23,500 members[5] and operates from an 1855-era building in Madison, Wisconsin, that once served as a church rectory. In 2015, FFRF announced a new charitable arm: NonBelief Relief, Inc. Litigation[edit]

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First Ever Photograph of a Human Being This photograph of Boulevard du Temple in Paris was made in 1838 by Louis Daguerre, the brilliant guy that invented the daguerreotype process of photography. Aside from its distinction of being a super early photograph, it’s also the first photograph to ever include a human being. Because the image required an exposure time of over ten minutes, all the people, carriages, and other moving things disappear from the scene. However, in the bottom left hand corner is a man who just so happened to stay somewhat still during the shot — he was having his shoes shined. 'Underweight' Models Banned in Israeli Advertisements Maybe it's because you're "PetiteGal" that you put things in that way, but it's not productive IMO. Models are most certainly NOT "too tall" or "too tall for their size" because that frames the discussion as though their height is the problem and/or a correctable condition. It's not. Height is 99% genetics and saying someone is "too tall" will only give tall girls a complex they can't do a damn thing about.

Eating Liberally Americans may be deeply divided about what ails our country, but there's no denying we're a nation of unhappy campers. Danes, on the other hand, consistently rank as some of the happiest people in the world, a fact attributed at least in part to Denmark's legendary income equality and strong social safety net. Forbes recently cited another possible factor; the Danes' "high levels of trust." They trust each other, they trust 'outsiders,' they even trust their government. 90% of Danes vote. Tea party types dismiss Denmark as a hotbed of socialism, but really, they're just practicing a more enlightened kind of capitalism.

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