With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?
Louise Bernikow. With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right? Women's Media Center, August 3, 2016.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Essay, Web-based
In this essay from the Women’s Media Center, Louise Bernikow fact-checks suffrage-related claims made in the media during the 2016 election campaign. One common misconception she points out is that suffragists did not always wear white and that the media disproportionately focuses on images of suffragists wearing white; other colors and types of clothing, such as military-style outfits, were also part of branding efforts by suffragists. Bernikow argues for the need to properly contextualize complex historical movements such as the suffrage campaign.