“Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.”
Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer for her time – a women’s rights advocate, an anti-slavery activist and go getter. If she were alive today, she’d be 193… and definitely the coolest 193 year old on the planet.
History serves as the foundation for many of today’s greatest achievements, so we figured, hey – let’s honor this bodacious lady on International Women’s Day. She had the guts to speak out and make a difference during her time and so should we!
Anthony and her family became part of the abolitionist movement during the 1840s.
After meeting fellow mover and shaker Elizabeth Cady Stanton (no big deal), Anthony became involved with several activist movements. She was denied the opportunity to speak at a conference because she was a woman and ultimately decided to focus on women’s right to vote. In response, Anthony and Stanton created The Revolution, a weekly publication dedicated to women’s suffrage. Anthony was aggressive, compassionate by nature and determined to make people take women seriously in the political arena. It only takes one person to make a difference, right Suz?
Ever in search of a good kick’emintheteeth quote for your daily inspirational Facebook post? These ones will serve you well. This woman had a great ability to inspire. Let’s hope she does that for you today… happy International Women’s Day!
“Failure is impossible.”
“Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best word, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.”
“Men, their rights and nothing more. Women, their rights and nothing less.”
“Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring around a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world’s estimation.”
“Woman must not depend upon the protection of a man, but must be taught to protect herself.”