Suffragette: The 19 Days of Suffrage Giveaway

When you take the time to vote this year, remember to take a moment and thank all the women who fought to give you the right to vote. It was not an easy battle. Those who fought for our right to vote lost so much. Equality was an alien term for the leaders during that time and sparked fear in those who could not handle change. As such, these Suffragettes were made to look crazy, never allowed to see their kids, had to hide from the law, lost their jobs and some even lost their lives. Yet, the women continued to fight, never giving into the popular archaic thoughts that infected the lives of society. The women looked to the future, to hope of equality.

Suffragette Poster

In recognition of their fight, Focus Features took this momentous event in history and created a film, inspired by true events, called Suffragette. This heart-breaking and inspirational drama focuses on the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement and how they turned to violence as the only route to change. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.



This month, Focus Features wants to honor the 19th Amendment, which granted women in the United States the right to vote in 1919. with the campaign, “19 Days of Suffrage” (#19daysofsuffrage). Today is Day 2 of the “19 Days of Suffrage.”

19 Days of Suffragette 2

I invite you to share posts on twitter, facebook, Instagram or whatever social media platform you prefer, regarding the theme featured each week for the “19 Days of Suffrage.” This is a great opportunity to remember the heroines in your life, the people who inspired you and what you are most thankful for.

Each Week’s theme:

  • Week of 11/2: Post about the first time you voted
  • Week of 11/9: Talk about the heroines in your family that serve or have served in the Military.
  • Week of 11/16: Who in your life inspired you?
  • Week of 11/23: What are you most Thankful For and what still needs to be fought for? #fightsnotover


In honor of the movie Suffragette and the “19 Days of Suffrage,” I have a very special promotional pack to giveaway to one lucky winner. The promotional pack features a Suffragette tote bag, a Suffragette charm bracelet, a mini poster and a journal. The contest starts Nov. 3, 2015 and ends Nov. 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST. For a chance to win this amazing package, take a moment and comment below by answering one or more of the following questions:

  1. What does it means to you to be a woman in the world today?
  2. What are some of the challenges that you face?
  3. What fights have you won?.

You can also tweet this contest daily for more entries. I will also be posting, on facebook, several opportunities for you to gain entries. You will be given the chance to comment on the specific theme each week during the “19 Days of Suffrage.”

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    • amber hall on 11/21/2015 at 18:54
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    looks interesting!

    • susan smoaks on 11/21/2015 at 16:23
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    women are still discriminated against. but it was getting better, although lately it might get worse again.

    • Brandon Sparks on 11/21/2015 at 15:58
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    My wife would so love this..

    • Cindy o'neal on 11/20/2015 at 23:17
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    Try being one of the only female bail bondsman! They have no mercy!

    • dolly b on 11/19/2015 at 19:46
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    To be a woman in today’s world is difficult as many people, and government organizations are afraid of women who speak their minds and tell the truth. While a man is touted as a leader, and a genius when he does so. Women are constantly thought of as the archetypal witch if they do not conform to the age old stereotype of being submissive and quiet. Being a vocal woman is tough when the world wishes you would be silent and suffer.

    • Holly Mitkowski on 11/19/2015 at 15:42
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    I work in a male state prison so everyday is a challenge being a woman!

      • Fiona N on 11/23/2015 at 19:02
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      I think that being a woman today is still difficult because we have so many things to do everyday from taking care of children to cooking for family but unfortunately violence and discrimination are still happen to us!

    • Kammie on 11/19/2015 at 15:05
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    Being a woman presents us with many unique, complex issues. Violence & oppression of women is still rampant. I’m grateful for the women who came before me & fought for the freedoms & rights we have today, & for those who continue to do so throughout the world. I informally mentor underprivileged teen girls in my community so that they can take refuge from & break the cycle of abuse against females they’ve grown up in.

    • mina javed on 11/18/2015 at 17:40
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    Love the giveaway!!! the tote bag is soo cute!!

    • Nicole C. on 11/17/2015 at 19:28
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    Being a woman today is complex… We still have a lot of pressure to be who we were, but also the additional pressure to be more than we were. I try harder everyday, because I know that without at least a little bit of a fight things can’t be better (or more equal) for my daughter. And I’m thankful for all the women who came before who also took that extra bit of energy to fight, despite all the naysayers. Because if they hadn’t I wouldn’t be able to enjoy so many of the things I’m privileged enough to enjoy today (be that opportunities in the workplace or society in general).

    • wen budro on 11/17/2015 at 19:08
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    Being a woman today is easier in some ways and more difficult in others. I’ve worked in male dominated workplaces in the past and they were openly hostile. I would hope that has improved.

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