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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19160.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Issues. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19160

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Title Houstonian 1988
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Transcript "<©f ttje people, hg ttje j people anil for tlfe people .. J" STILL DOESN'T MEAN WOMEN It is outrageous that women do not have equal protection under the law guaranteed to them in 1988. The struggle for that guarantee is as old as the nation. Our founding mother, Abigail Adams, threatened her husband John, "We women are determined to foment a rebellion" if the founding fathers did not build equality of rights into the constitution. John and his cronies failed to take her threat seriously, and the result has been 200 years of political rebellion on the part of women. Women's resistance has been against the denial of basic constitutional rights; their rebellion has been simply to be treated as citizens of a republic. As suffragists wrote in their protest document, "The Declaration of Rights of Women" in 1876: "We ask of our rulers, at this hour no special favors, no special privileges, no special legislation. We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever." It was a dream that was not to materialize. Not having the protection of equal rights built into the foundation document of the country, women have found the rights they have painstakingly won swept away at the whim of male politicians. An all-male Congress celebrated the centennial of the constitution in 1887 by taking suffrage away from the women of Utah Territory by a congressional act; Ronald Reagan has been quite successful in eliminating affirmative action. Of the people ... The most simple and fundamental rights have taken mountain-moving energy. The most basic right of citizenship, the ballot, won in 1920, took thousands of women seventy years of constant struggle to finally wrest from a hypocritical republic which prided itself on being based on the "consent of the governed." Suffragists refused to pay their taxes: (taxation without representation is tyranny), they voted and were arrested for breaking the lav when they did, they petitioned, protested, and took their claims all the way to the Supreme Court. That noble body of nine learned men unanimously decided that being a citizen of the United States did not carry with it the inherent right of suffrage, not for women. "Of the people, by the people, and for the people" still does not include women, and our descendants 100 years from now at the tricentennial of the constitution, are going to ask how we could possibly have allowed the injustice to continue so long. Clearly, the task of obtaining justice for women is not easy. Education and organizing are two of the keys. — Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D. This article was written for the Houstonian on the occasion of Dr. Wagner's visit to the University of Houston W celebration of Women's History Month. Her appearance, as Mathilda Joslyn Gage, the suffragist and radical activist from the first wave of feminism, was sponsored by the National Organization for Women chapter (NOW), and by tht Student Program Board and the Activities Funding Board. 44 University of Houston