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Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

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Anna Shaw
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Ida Wells-Barnett
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Semen Hirzhner ...
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Kristina Vensko ...
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Lois Sanders ...
Nancy Barkin
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Alice Paul and the women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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15 February 2004 (USA)  »

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Alice Paul - Der Weg ins Licht  »

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For the hunger strike scenes Hilary Swank chose to eat very little and shed several pounds. See more »

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When Alice Paul goes to meet Ben Weissmen at the restaurant, the front door has a modern door handle. See more »

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Alice Paul: I was put in a straight jacket and taken to the psychopathic ward. I could not see my family or friends, counsel was denied me. I saw no other prisoners and heard nothing of them. I could see no papers. Today I was force fed for the third time, I refused to open my mouth. My left nostril, throat, and muscles of my neck are very sore. I vomit continuously during the process.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Everything You Want
(1999)
Written by Matthew Scannell
Performed by Vertical Horizon
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG
Under license from BMG Film & TV Music Division
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If you are looking for History, this is not it.
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

There may be history somewhere in this made for TV movie, but many of the facts that you can independently verify are false or misleading. It appears more to be just a story of how someone wishes to remember the struggle for women's suffrage.

It is particularly inaccurate with it's drumbeat against the Republicans of the time. The 19th amendment passed against fierce Democratic opposition. The vote in the House where the Republicans controlled 240 vs 192 was 304 for, 89 against. The vote in the Senate was 56(R-36, D-20) for, 25 against (R-8, D-17).

The states that ratified the amendment were virtually all Republican. Almost no Democratic states ratified it.

One of the reasons that Teddy Roosevelt was defeated by Wilson was that TR and his party had adopted Women's Suffrage as a plank. It is also why Republicans steadily took seats in both houses during the battle.


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