But I digress.
One of the most significant activities they created were the "Silent Sentinels". Picketers who stood outside the White House holding banners demanding the enfranchisement of women with the right to vote. Ultimately this picketing caused Paul, Burns and many others to be arrested for obstructing traffic. In defiance, they refused to pay the fines and were sent to Occoquan Workhouse, a prison in Virginia.
It was quite a remarkable film that had a profound affect on me. Best of all, it has made me think and step outside my world to try to imagine if I could have that kind of courage. Is there anything that I believe in so completely that I would risk such treatment and harm.? I honestly don't know the answer to that question, but I hope the answer is yes, when it comes to my children, my family and womankind in general.
I've always been very happy and proud to be born a woman and this movie has made me even prouder and honored to understand a little bit more about the women who proceeded me. What a great gift they have given us all.
I think when most people don't realize their strengths until the going gets tough.ReplyDelete
What a nice tribute to those women. We surely don't give them enough credit in history books.
I love most historical movies because it brings home in a very personal and real way as only a movie can the suffering and challenges these women were forced to experience. Can you imagine seeing "Silent Sentinels" and the power that would show - let alone being one of the sentinels. Great share!ReplyDelete
So good to see you. We don't "do" many movies, either at the theatre or renting, but I do believe this one would be worth viewing. My reading is generally based on nonfiction, so my hubby and I would both enjoy this historical rendering.
The sad thought which just came to mind is that women in many parts of the world have little or no rights. That is especially hard to imagine.
That's a really good point.
You are a dear, Lindalou, and love your thought provoking posts. We all stand today because of those who have gone before us, proud/strong/courageous. I honor their voice, wondering where we would be if not for these amazing women.ReplyDelete
What amazing women. I can't believe the horrible things they suffered in jail. How brave.ReplyDelete