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She Votes!

Wonder Media Network

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She Votes!

She Votes!

Wonder Media Network

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16
Plays
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100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot began long before that day in August—and continues, even to this day. Wonder Media Network presents She Votes!—a podcast that digs into the complex history of the women’s suffrage movement and its enduring significance, hosted by award-winning journalists Ellen Goodman and Lynn Sherr. Having lived through—and covered—feminism’s second-wave, Goodman and Sherr tell the definitive story of suffrage, from the first demands to speak on public matters by antislavery activists in 1837, through the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention for women's rights, to the drama of the final passage in 1920 and beyond.

Latest Episodes

Introducing: She Votes!

100 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified. But the fight for the right to vote began long before then, and continues even today. Introducing She Votes!, a new podcast from Wonder Media Network about the complex history of the women's suffrage movement, hosted by award-winning journalists Lynn Sherr and Ellen Goodman.

2 minJUL 17
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Introducing: She Votes!

Convicted!

Rochester, New York. 1872. Susan B. Anthony is arrested for the crime of "voting while female." What happens next -- an arrest, a trial, a verdict and a conviction -- sets the stage for the next half a century of battling for the ballot.

33 minJUL 22
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Convicted!

Are women people?

From the Cult of True Womanhood in the 1860s to Lynn and Ellen’s own experiences as young journalists in the 1970s, we’re investigating why we just can’t seem to escape the question: are women people?

33 minJUL 29
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Are women people?

Rooted in Outrage

"Click moments" have powered some of this country's biggest social upheavals. From second wave feminism'semergence during the Civil Rights movement to the creation of the suffrage movement amidst abolitionist organizing, Lynn and Ellen track down the ingredients for those moments of realization, when you finally see something that's been in front of you all along.

32 minAUG 5
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Rooted in Outrage

Split

Heroes. They're never perfect, no matter how much we admire them. When Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found themselves on the opposite side of the 15th Amendmentfrom their friend, Frederick Douglass, the ensuing debates shed light on anger, on biases and on the depth of relationships. How do we remember our heroes, flaws and all? Ellen and Lynn investigate.

30 minAUG 12
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Split

Sisterhood is not always powerful

Throughout the battle for the ballot, suffragists often faced unlikely -- but powerful -- opponents: anti-suffragists, women who fought to keep other women from the polls. But this was hardly the only gender-based rift the suffrage movement faced. Lynn and Ellen explore what happens when sisterhood fails.

33 minAUG 19
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Sisterhood is not always powerful

The Women's Pages

Think that mastering the media machine is tough today? Hear what the suffragists endured at the hands of a nearly all-male press, turning ridicule into respect. Ellen and Lynn share their own experiences as women covering women, and go back to the years when suffragists created their own newspapers, took to the “soapboxes," and engineered the parades, spectacles and protests that caught the attention of the press -- and the country.

33 minAUG 24
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The Women's Pages

Mother Knows Best

August 18, 1920. Nashville, Tennessee. Men and women on both sides of the suffrage fight have been battling for weeks over the final state needed to ratify the 19th amendment, employing every weapon in their arsenals, from door-knocking to smuggling whiskey. But it's one rookie lawmaker, and a letter from his mother, who ultimately turns the tide. Ellen and Lynn take us back.

36 minAUG 26
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Mother Knows Best

Great Expectations

100 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified - but women's fight for the right to vote began long before then, and continues even today. In our final episode, Ellen and Lynn look at what happened after August 26th, 1920. Who voted, who didn't, who couldn't -- and why, this November, it's so important to cast your hard-fought ballot.

33 minSEP 2
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Great Expectations
the END

Latest Episodes

Introducing: She Votes!

100 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified. But the fight for the right to vote began long before then, and continues even today. Introducing She Votes!, a new podcast from Wonder Media Network about the complex history of the women's suffrage movement, hosted by award-winning journalists Lynn Sherr and Ellen Goodman.

2 minJUL 17
Comments
Introducing: She Votes!

Convicted!

Rochester, New York. 1872. Susan B. Anthony is arrested for the crime of "voting while female." What happens next -- an arrest, a trial, a verdict and a conviction -- sets the stage for the next half a century of battling for the ballot.

33 minJUL 22
Comments
Convicted!

Are women people?

From the Cult of True Womanhood in the 1860s to Lynn and Ellen’s own experiences as young journalists in the 1970s, we’re investigating why we just can’t seem to escape the question: are women people?

33 minJUL 29
Comments
Are women people?

Rooted in Outrage

"Click moments" have powered some of this country's biggest social upheavals. From second wave feminism'semergence during the Civil Rights movement to the creation of the suffrage movement amidst abolitionist organizing, Lynn and Ellen track down the ingredients for those moments of realization, when you finally see something that's been in front of you all along.

32 minAUG 5
Comments
Rooted in Outrage

Split

Heroes. They're never perfect, no matter how much we admire them. When Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found themselves on the opposite side of the 15th Amendmentfrom their friend, Frederick Douglass, the ensuing debates shed light on anger, on biases and on the depth of relationships. How do we remember our heroes, flaws and all? Ellen and Lynn investigate.

30 minAUG 12
Comments
Split

Sisterhood is not always powerful

Throughout the battle for the ballot, suffragists often faced unlikely -- but powerful -- opponents: anti-suffragists, women who fought to keep other women from the polls. But this was hardly the only gender-based rift the suffrage movement faced. Lynn and Ellen explore what happens when sisterhood fails.

33 minAUG 19
Comments
Sisterhood is not always powerful

The Women's Pages

Think that mastering the media machine is tough today? Hear what the suffragists endured at the hands of a nearly all-male press, turning ridicule into respect. Ellen and Lynn share their own experiences as women covering women, and go back to the years when suffragists created their own newspapers, took to the “soapboxes," and engineered the parades, spectacles and protests that caught the attention of the press -- and the country.

33 minAUG 24
Comments
The Women's Pages

Mother Knows Best

August 18, 1920. Nashville, Tennessee. Men and women on both sides of the suffrage fight have been battling for weeks over the final state needed to ratify the 19th amendment, employing every weapon in their arsenals, from door-knocking to smuggling whiskey. But it's one rookie lawmaker, and a letter from his mother, who ultimately turns the tide. Ellen and Lynn take us back.

36 minAUG 26
Comments
Mother Knows Best

Great Expectations

100 years ago, the 19th amendment was ratified - but women's fight for the right to vote began long before then, and continues even today. In our final episode, Ellen and Lynn look at what happened after August 26th, 1920. Who voted, who didn't, who couldn't -- and why, this November, it's so important to cast your hard-fought ballot.

33 minSEP 2
Comments
Great Expectations
the END
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