Woman Suffrage, Lady Gaga-Style

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In honor of International Women’s Day, here’s a clever Gaga-inspired music video from Soomo Publishing that (loosely) is about the 19th Amendment.  Yes, all of the people in the video are white – an important reminder that the Woman Suffrage movement capitalized on and incorporated racist elements, as well as Revolutionary-era rhetoric, references to domesticity, women’s vocations as mothers.

Here are some of the lyrics:
Vo vo votes ah ah aah
Whoa aa, won’t ta aah
Stop ha, ooo la la

‘Til we have suffrage!
Vo vo votes ah ah aah
Whoa aa, won’t ta aah
Stop ha, ooo la la
‘Til we have suffrage!

It’s gotten ugly
They passed the 15th
Still women have no right
Nor guarantee
To liberty
Child, health, wealth 
or property

 

History buffs will recognize the Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson characters right away.

Full film credits are here.

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  2. fourthwave says:

    This is brilliant. Definitely something for my students and my blog. Thanks for sharing!

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