What Does Obama’s Win Mean for Women?November 05, 2008
On this day, Nov. 5, in 1872, Susan B. Anthony and 15 other women voted in the presidential election. All 16 women were later arrested, Susan B. being the sole individual actually brought to court. The judge not only refused to let her testify because she was a woman but also apparently ordered the jury to find her guilty and fined her $100. She refused to pay, and no further action was taken.
As we went to the polls yesterday and exercised our hard won right to vote, women helped make history by the sheer volume who went out and voted. On Nov. 6, our members are invited to participate in a discussion of how the election results will affect AAUW. But right now we want to know: What does this historic win mean for women?