27 Badass Images Of Women Winning And Exercising The Right To Vote

11/02/2014 10:47 am ET | Updated Nov 04, 2014
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In 1921, Missouri voters passed a ballot measure amending the state constitution to allow women to hold political office. This was also the first election after the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting all U.S. women the right to vote.

The ability of women's votes to affect women's lives revealed itself instantly, and it's as pressing as ever in 2014.

Women's reproductive rights are being threatened in three states with anti-abortion constitutional amendments on the ballot. The 2014 midterm elections will determine how policymakers approach social programs and the minimum wage, both of which stand to impact many more women than men.

Nobody called Susan B. Anthony a "Beyoncé voter" or implored Elizabeth Cady Stanton to bypass the polls and "get back on Tinder or Match.com." Granted, they couldn't. But our women's suffrage foremothers didn't take shit from anybody, and we shouldn't either.

In that spirit, here are 27 images of women voting throughout history. Get inspired, then get to the polls:

Historic Images Of Women Voting

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Also on HuffPost:

  • 1 "I've always wanted 'made to order dimples!'" -- said no woman ever.
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  • 2 If men hate the sight of you, tell them to kindly step off.
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  • 3 "Gap-osis:" the most offensive way to say "perhaps you should visit a tailor."
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  • 4 Um, actually it is -- and a perfectly desirable one at that.
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  • 5 Because every woman wants to fix "flaws almost invisible to the ordinary eye." Nightmares.
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  • 6 We've already ordered these for the office so we can stay warm all day (while we exercise our intellect).
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  • 7 Take note ladies, use the wrong deodorant and you will be alone forever.
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  • 8 Has your partner refused to kiss you lately? Buy Tangee lipstick! Or dump her/him.
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  • 9 We think dishpan hands should be a source of pride. It means that you wash your hands...
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  • 10 Well, this one isn't going for any subtlety.
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  • 11 Thankfully, we aren't being told that Lysol is an effective form of contraception anymore.
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  • To read more about this dangerous trend head over to Mother Jones.

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