chalkunderstars:

constitutiveoutsider:

It is a lie that women have been able to vote since 1920. 

White women have been able to vote since 1920. All Native American women couldn’t vote until 1924. All Asian women couldn’t vote until 1952. All Black women couldn’t vote until 1964.  

In five years there is probably going to be some big centennial celebration of women’s suffrage. But that will be a whitewashing of history. It will be an event that erases the struggles of non-white women. It will be an event that will try to hide the fact that white feminists heros like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton actively argued against the rights of people of color in order to advance their own goals. 

okay so this is a good post but uh

native americans couldn’t vote in 1924.

we became citizens in 1924, in an attempt at assimilation, but this was apparently so foggy it had to be reaffirmed in 1940 so native american’s could be drafted.

but native people didn’t gain full voting right until 1964, including native women.