The unfinished business of the women’s vote.

By Gail Collins
New York Times Opinion Columnist

July 30, 2020

Women marching for the vote in New York in 1915.Credit...Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

Women marching for the vote in New York in 1915.Credit…Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

What better way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage than by discussing the way it turned out to be a big flop?

The great champions of the 19th Amendment thought that when America’s women got the right to vote, they’d immediately start to change the nation. Promote women’s issues, like better health care and education. Refocus politics from special interests to the general good.

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