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Oct. 12th, 2004 09:55 pm
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Lately when I am really really ridiculously excited and energized I feel the urge to curse and use alliteration.

So tonight I saw the fucking fantastic "Iron Jawed Angels", about the portion of the journey to win suffrage rights fought by Alice Paul and the National Women's Party. It was amazing. I can't even explain how inspired and invigorated I feel. Emma and I were absolutely gushing as we trekked through the rain back to Wilson. I wish we could say we stomped in puddles and yelled one-liners and hugged a lot, but there was too much to say. And right when I got home I typed the movie into IMDB and also googled Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, since I realized I didn't know a lot about them--that's how impressed I was.

The best way to watch a movie is with an enthusiastic audience. There was loud applause and cheering, general comments of appreciation for the absolutely awesome cast, people complaining when Woodrow Wilson wouldn't cooperate...so much energy in the lecture hall. It was an experiencing rather than a viewing. I'm really glad the Womyn's Center (and a bunch of other organizations) hosted this film.

It's so infuriating that women even had to fight at all just to be able to vote. But it is because they did that we can vote today. And we should. Vote.
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