Iron Jawed Angels Video Review
1. Iron Jawed Angels
2. This video followed the lives of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they push for women’s right to vote.
3. Alice Paul and Lucy Burns meet with a couple leaders of the NAWSA, because they want to amend the constitution so that women can vote. They allow Alice and Lucy to take over the NAWSA branch in Washington D.C. and throw a parade, if they raise their own funds. They travel to D.C. and start recruiting volunteers and collecting donations. The parade turns into a riot and makes the front page of the next day’s newspaper. President Wilson continues to ignore Alice and Lucy so they start their own newspaper telling women to boycott the President. Alice and Lucy leave the NAWSA, because of proposed amendment, and start the National Woman’s Party. Many of the women travel across the country giving speeches in various towns. In San Francisco, Alice’s friend Inez falls ill and dies. Alice and Lucy return to D.C. and are arrested during one of their protests for obstructing traffic. While in prison, Alice leads the suffragettes on a hunger strike. Word spreads of their mistreatment in prison, which gains the suffragettes public support. President Wilson approves the amendment and on Aug. 26, 1920, women can finally vote.
4. I couldn’t believe how badly women were mistreated in prison. From cuffing their hands over their heads to the cell, to force feeding them and putting Alice in a straightjacket. I was also surprised by the corruption of the police outside of prison.
5. Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Carrie Catt, Anna Shaw, Mabel Vernon, Ruza Wenclawska, Doris Stevens, Ben Weissman, President Wilson, Inez Mulholl, Mrs. Leighton