American Suffragette Adult Costume
- 100% polyester pullover dress has buttons on the front
- Floor length dress has Peter Pan collar
- Loose sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and cuffs
- Gathered green belt ties at the back
- Sash has "Votes for Women" printed down the front with hook & loop adjustment at the shoulder
- Hat and sign not included
Battle for the Ballot
The road to getting a vote for women wasn't a smooth one. Which is strange, considering the ridiculous arguments against half the population having a say in politics. People used to argue that the human race would die out as soon as the government gave women a political voice. Because for some reason, getting involved in politics would make every woman decide to leave motherhood behind forever. Men stood against the vote because they didn't want to hear ladies speak in public places. With years of protests, hours of women annoying their husbands by speaking in public, and whittling away at the voting laws state by state, women finally earned their voice. Celebrate those brave ladies with this Woman's Suffragette costume.
You'll look ready to hit the streets in the early 1900's with this sleek ensemble. The long sleeved collared top would be perfectly acceptable in the political salons of all classes. A green band cinches in the waist and long skirt comes to the ankles. And of course, a banner crosses your ensemble, making you ready to take to the streets
Power of the Past
Forgetting the past is a dangerous thing. We can't forget a time when people would say thing like, "Why would women want to vote when their husbands and sons could speak in their interests anyway?" Yep, those same husbands that wouldn't want to hear their wives speak in public would totally listen to their wives political wishes while taking tea in the parlor.
It seems that after about a hundred years of woman voting, none of the Victorian arguments had much merit. Although women do feel they have the right to speak in public nowadays. In fact, to the probable shock and horror of nineteenth-century men, they even run countries and sit as judges on the supreme court. Seems that politics could have used a woman's touch a long time ago!
|Small||Waist||26" - 30"||66cm - 76cm|
|Medium||Waist||28" - 32"||71cm - 81cm|
|Large||Waist||30" - 34"||76cm - 86cm|
|X-Large||Waist||32" - 36"||81cm - 91cm|