The movie “Iron Jawed Angels” is one that is based upon women suffragists. The main character, Alice Paul, takes it upon herself to bring together hundreds of women to fight for their right to vote while president Woodrow Wilson was in office. When meeting with him to discuss this right he simply states that he does not know enough about women suffrage in order to plead for them. Alice Paul is determined after this meeting. She does everything in her power to win women’s the vote and in the end women are granted their wish.
This movie was motivating to watch and inspirational. Its message was to never give up because if you keep on fighting for what you want, eventually you may get it. Alice Paul and the Congressional Union (the unauthorized committee she put together) were turned down so many times and no matter how tired they got they never stopped. These women walked in a parade and were harassed and attacked by men, but got right back up and kept on fighting.
After their attack at the parade, their second publicity stunt was to make banners of Woodrow Wilson’s own words of liberty and stand in front of the White House every single day. They did this in the warm, cold, snow or rain until one day they were arrested for obstructing traffic for that was the only way the presidential office could get them out of the way. About a dozen women were arrested and soon enough so was Alice Paul for doing the same thing. Her strength even was portrayed in jail where she started a food strike. All the women in the congressional union that were in jail by her side did the same. She wrote a note which got passed around to every woman in the jail and lastly to the wife of the Senator. When the Senator came to visit his wife she gave him the note which he published in the newspaper. The day after, the women were released from jail.
Alice Paul and the Congressional Union fought until they were tired and weak. In the end they were granted their vote, what they strived so...