The fifteenth amendment did not give voting rights to any man...nor did it deny the right to vote to any woman, it only prevented voting rights to be denied to any citizen due to their race, color or previous condition of servitude. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." The key word here is "citizen" which was plainly clarified in the 14th.... "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States"Your history is incorrect. Women (legally) were not "on an equal footing with men basically since the country was formed." When the US Congress adopted amendments to the Constitution to end slavery and provide justice to former slaves the 14th Amendment was passed in 1868 and guaranteed all "persons" the right to "equal protection under the law." However, the second section of the amendment used the words "male citizens," in describing who would be counted in determining how many representatives each state gets in Congress. This was the first time the Constitution said point blank that women were excluded. Similarly, the 15th Amendment in 1870 extended voting rights to all men -- but not to any women. It took until 1920 and the 19th amendment for women to get the vote and even as late as 1961 the SUPREME court upheld Florida's law that prevented women from serving on a jury. Equality under the law? Naw.
Since you have experience with housework and raising children while working a job (multi-tasking) your contempt for women and dismissal of their enormous contribution to society is even more astounding.
I really don't get your "reduced to that role" and "the least I can do is take care of the housework and gardens" comments at all. Clearly you consider the work demeaning and that you are doing it as a favour - the least you can do? Odd again since if you are doing those duties properly then you know how much work it takes even without kids at home. I guess we are from different "stock". My entire family and my husband's believe that marriage is 100%, 100%. We all do it all. When you have kids it is the same deal. Each parent is 100% and 100% responsible. Never is it a question of "or"
Hence, constitutionally women had ever bit as much a right to vote as men with the passage f the 14th and 15th amendments. They actually had it with the adoption of the Constitution but by the mid 19th century it was unmistakably clear.
My contempt for women?!?!? :hysterical: I have no contempt for most women... I think most are marvelous lovely creatures who happen to be vastly superior to their male counterparts! There are those few here an there that can be a pain in the neck.. but mostly women are my very favorite people. My Yvonne especially.
I do not feel house work is menial nor degrading either.. just easy.