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#TBT: Before the Women's March, Bay Area ladies fought for the vote

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Women are dominating national headlines currently as demands for equality and respect have given way to the #metoo and #timesup movements. But as the ubiquitous protest sign reads: We can't believe we're still protesting this shit.

Women's fight for equality is nothing new: A hundred years ago, brave women gathered to march and demand their right to vote and, unsurprisingly, Bay Area ladies were on the front lines. Take a look at the women's suffrage movement in San Francisco during the 1800s and early 1900s.


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In the winter of 1915, pro-suffrage envoys from San Francisco were greeted in New Jersey, on their way to Washington D.C. to file a petition with Congress; the women carried with them more than half a million signatures in favor of enfranchisement for women.

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