Fascinating. For some of these, maybe do not try this at home…but it would very cool to try.
Yes, I’m a month late to the 19th Amendment Century Celebration. Sometimes we who are empowered, emboldened, and emancipated women are also busy women. Meanwhile, I consumed content regarding the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of Women’s Right to Vote, including print articles and podcasts, and I learned a few things.
For a good overview of the Women’s Suffrage movement, check out “The Surprising Path to Women’s Suffrage with Ellen Carol DuBois” one of the “Factually” podcasts published by Adam Conover. Be patient with the content – Adam tends to dominate the conversation, and Ellen Carol DuBois is a little hesitant as a speaker, but the content is solid and very informative. An important thing I learned: The proper term is “Suffragists,” not “suffragettes,” which was a term used to belittle and demean the suffragist movement.
Also, check out the New York Time’s Opinion piece by Dr. The Single Strip of Fabric That Went From ‘Votes for Women’ to ‘Miss America’.” This is an interesting example about how everything involving women eventually turns on a sexuality dime. In this case, it took less than a year for the sash to go from a symbol of the suffragists to a symbol for a titillating show to keep people on vacation at a beach resort for an extra week., “
Paul Simon is a terrific musician, and Chevy Chase is a terrific comedic actor. They collaborated on this fun take on “You Can Call Me Al.” Enjoy.
I am a terrible chess player, but I enjoy playing and watching the game (my downfall is that I have too many family members who play much better – and more aggressively – than I).
Very interesting history:
Who can resist the Peanuts gang singing “Love Shack” by the B-52s?
(PS – Kudos to Garren Lazer, who does a remarkable job matching the animation with the music vocals)