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Cleaned my room! Yay! Still have to vacuum, but right now I'm just happy I can see the carpet at all!

My professor for my Women's Lit course showed the first half hour or so of a documentary by Ken Burns about Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Was very interesting. I knew, of course, that the causes of women's suffrage and abolition were very closely linked, but I didn't know they were also linked with the temperance movement. I thought that was very interesting.

What was even more interesting, though, and even a little disheartening, was the thought that, for all the focus history books put on abolition and the American Civil War, why is the women's suffrage movement so little mentioned? Not to minimize the abolitionists' cause, but I hardly heard about suffrage at all in school, and what I did hear was terribly unflattering.

Anyway, I put the documentary in my Netflix queue, and I should be receiving it in a couple days. On a completely shallow note, even if I cared nothing for the subject matter, I'd still want to watch it, if only to see the pictures of the suffragettes. The pictures from the early 20th century are especially pretty; I love those fashions.

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