“I think the way we talk about suffrage needs attention,” historian and curator Kate Clarke Lemay told The New York Times recently.
It is so often described in a way that makes it seem kind of dowdy and dour — whereas in fact it is exciting and radical. Women staged one of the longest social reform movements in the history of the United States. This is not a boring history of nagging spinsters; it is a badass history of revolution staged by political geniuses. I think that because they were women, people have hesitated to credit them as such.
Read more about why here: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/women-voting-rights-suffrage-centennial.html