Suffrage in 60 Seconds: Pockets

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In 1915, poet Alice Duer Miller published "Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times." Her poem titled "Why We Oppose Pockets for Women" is a satire about arguments against women voting. Which arguments against women's equality sound relevant today?

As support for woman suffrage grew in the United States, an organized and powerful Anti-Suffrage movement gained momentum as well.

Part of a series of articles titled Suffrage in Sixty Seconds.

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Last updated: June 4, 2021