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.