Happy Women's Equality Day

August 26th has been marked by Congress since 1971 as Women's Equality Day, celebrating the anniversary of women earning the right to vote 93 years ago. To mark that occasion in film, watch 2004's Iron Jawed Angels, which tells the story of the American women's suffrage movement, that fought for the right to vote in the 1910's.  The movie was an HBO production starring Hilary Swank and Frances O'Connor as second generation suffragettes who revolutionized the movement through new activist tactics inspired by suffrage in England. It's a good movie, and amazingly enough there are relatively few films that explore the figures of early women's suffrage, so, not to be cliche, but you might actually learn something from this one (as I did watching it).

Trailer (sorry about the blurriness):