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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.

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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.

    Split

    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 Amendment from 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 min
    Rooted in Outrage

    Rooted in Outrage

    "Click moments" have powered some of this country's biggest social upheavals. From second wave feminism's emergence 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 min
    Are women people?

    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 min
    Convicted!

    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 min
    Introducing: She Votes!

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

BettySwims ,

Great new podcast

She Votes! is a timely new podcast hosted by two professional female journalists at a time when this country not only needs to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, but reaffirm the importance of voting in free and fair elections this November 2020.

HokiePeg ,

Smart women on the history of women’s suffrage

Great new podcast by two outstanding journalists bringing their perspectives to women’s fight for the right to vote, on the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. Don’t miss it!

90220-1949 ,

Always forward - August 26, 2020

Thanks to all of you for bringing this podcast to us/U. S., all women and every sex, every person.
She Votes! should be recommended listening for all citizens.
I’m in my 70s. When I was born women had been voting for less than 30 years in America. And don’t forget, last November, we celebrated Sesame Street‘s 50th anniversary.
You all make me so proud. In the 60s I held my daughter in my arms and I said we’re working on equal rights do you won’t have to go through this when you grow up I told her. And yet here we are another lifespan and another - good thing we don’t give up, good thing we’re women. She believed she could do it so she did.
I’m still hearing men say they don’t want equal pay, rights, because, they claim, that will make them get paid less, and have less rights.
Always forward- August 26, 2020!

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