The first national suffrage organizations were established in 1869 when two competing organizations were formed, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the other by Lucy Stone.
Many suffragettes lost their families, friends and even their lives in their struggle to bring equality to women and in particular to fight for our right to vote.
Glamour asked some iconic women if they would read some quotes from American Suffragettes in honour of these brave and courageous women. All women ow it to each other to not put up with inequality and it’s a fight that we must do together.
Here are a few of the best quotes from Suffragettes that were read out by some of our favourite women.
Susan B. Anthony:
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.”
Absolutely. We are as good as any man and should never be controlled by a man regardless.
I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.”
No way, not ever. We must all keep our inner light shining brightly and never let anything or anyone try to put it out.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton:
The history of the past is but one long struggle upward towards equality.”
It’s amazing that this quote is still so relevant today regarding women. We still suffer inequality in our workplaces, our rights and male attitudes.
Ida B. Wells:
The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
There is no other way to put things right other than exposing the truth to encourage others to understand injustice.
We should all remember what these women did for us and continue to fight inequality together as bravely as the Suffragettes did.