I personally really enjoyed the first half of Iron Jawed Angels on Tuesday and don’t know how I’ve never seen it before! I think that high school history classes would really benefit from showing movies that actually interest students rather than boring monotone videos that come with ancient textbooks. These women are putting their lives and careers on the line for women’s suffrage. These women, referring to Lucy and Alice, and their rebellious spirits contrast the actions and views of the conservative older women in the film. The younger women are pushing for a constitutional amendment to gain women’s right to vote, but the older women believe in a slower state-by-state approach. Obviously the elder women are from a less radical generation than the younger women, but I think if I was in their shoes i would side with the radical approach. I think that in order to be heard you have to make a big impact and force society to pay attention to you. Even if most of society, or in their case most of the society with power (men), disagrees with your views and goals, at least they’re talking about you. Many laws are passed state-by-state and it has proven to be time consuming to get the entire country, or even the majority, on board. I think that the “iron jawed angels” knew that women had waited long enough for suffrage; they knew that action needed to be made immediately and in a large arena. I definitely agree with this side of suffragist tactics.