No one could fault those Suffragettes for looking a bit worn and weary—they busted their asses for more than 41 years for the right to vote. (And for what, I might add.)
The opposition was fierce.
Leaving it up to the states was slow and irratic.
Eventually, the 19th Amendment was passed. From Wikipedia (the authority):
The Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution prohibits any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on sex. It was ratified on August 18, 1920. The Constitution allows the states to determine the qualifications for voting, and until the 1910s most states disenfranchised women. The amendment was the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which fought at both state and national levels to achieve the vote. It effectively overruled Minor v. Happersett, in which a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment did not apply to women or give them a right to vote.
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton drafted the amendment and first introduced it in 1878; it was forty-one years later, in 1919, when the Congress submitted the amendment to the states for ratification. A year later, it was ratified by the requisite number of states
Some people have suggested that human rights are a luxury, you know, what with the economy and all.
Where do you think it fits in and where do you think they think it fits in?
If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.