But, every now and then, he finds gems.
|Woodrow Wilson had suffragettes picketing White House |
They went on a hunger strike. Then they were force fed raw eggs. More info
Here are some key phrases from the article you may access in "more info":
"...clubbed, beaten and tortured by guards at the Occoquan Workhouse...33 suffragists from the Nat'l Woman's Party had been arrested Nov. 10, 1917 while picketing outside the White House for the right to vote."
Some women were "tied by (her) hands to bars above her cell and forced to stand all night." One "suffered a heart attack and was denied medical care until the next morning". Hunger strikes resulted in forced feeding.
But there is more that happened. I won't detail the horror performed upon them. This is something to relay: "The superintendent W.H. Whittaker (who) ordered beatings, called for Marines to guard the compound."
Pres. Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic congress stayed silent.
This unequivocal torture and cruelty lasted so long, indeed long after U.S. involvement in and after WW1.
At that time, 20,000,000 million women being regarded as chattel in America alone. In some countries there has been little or no change regarding the status of women.
Okay, I am done reciting the horrors of history and women.