100 years of women voting in US but too little has changed

What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage than by discussing the way it turned out to be a big flop?

The great champions of the 19th Amendment thought that when America's women got the right to vote, they'd immediately start to change the nation. Promote women's issues, like better healthcare and education. Refocus politics from special interests to the general good.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2020, with the headline '100 years of women voting in US but too little has changed'. Print Edition | Subscribe