We’re clearly soldiers in petticoats
And dauntless crusaders for woman’s votes
Though we adore men individually
We agree that as a group they’re rather stupid!
Cast off the shackles of yesterday!
Shoulder to shoulder into the fray!
Our daughters’ daughters will adore us
And they’ll sign in grateful chorus
“Well done, Sister Suffragette!”
Today is Election Day, so if you haven’t yet cast a ballot, I would whole heartedly implore you to do so. Women have only had the right to vote in this country since 1920–that’s not even a full century. So even if you’re busy, even if you think you don’t have time, stand shoulder to shoulder with the thousands of women who protested, were jailed, beaten and persecuted for your right to vote.
The lyrics above are from Mary Poppins, if you’d like to hear the rest of the song, click here.