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
Inez Milholland's funeral in reality was quite large. It was held in Statuary Hall in the US Capitol on Christmas Day 1916. Alice Paul carried the banner Inez had carried during the suffrage parade and the women of the NWP drafted petitions to President Wilson regarding the suffrage amendment. See more »
I don't know a judge in this district that will give you custody right now.
You won't take my children.
And how are you going to stop me? Can you afford an attorney?
An attorney? To prove what? That I'm their mother? What will *your* judge say? That this is *your* house and *your* children? What am I to you, Tom, in your house? Chattel? This is how you punish me? I am their mother! They are not your children to take!
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"Iron Jawed Angels" follows the true life stories of Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and the other brave suffragettes who fought for a woman's right to be heard in the government. What a fabulous movie!! A topic that could have been boring was brought to life by director Katja von Garnier, as well as wonderful performances by Julia Ormond, Molly Parker, Vera Farmiga, and the amazing Hillary Swank, who brings chills with her powerful monologues. The soundtrack, despite not being from the 1910s or 1920s, is also a great listen.
An important piece of history brought to life that all women should see and appreciate.
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