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Alice Paul’s Pin
Pin paul sentinel.jpg
“Mr. President, what will you do for woman suffrage?”

Origin

Alice Paul / Silent Sentinels

Type

Protest Pin

Effects

Cajoles potential supporters to action

Downsides

Internal Constriction

Activation

Wearing in defiance

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Gandhi-503JH

Aisle

816553-1465

Shelf

947640-7245-853

Date of Collection

October 17, 2020

[Source]


Origin

Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was a heavy-hitting women’s suffrage leader in England and the US. Many of her protests ended in prison cells for property damages or obstructing traffic. Once inside, she always tried to leverage her status to political prisoner – more freedoms and legitimized the cause as justified. It usually took a hunger strike or two to convince them. Worked, but regular force-feedings developed chronic gastritis (stomach inflammation).

When she returned to America, Paul organized the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession to goad newly elected President Wilson into swaying Congress. Over 8000 marchers paraded through the capital streets demanding an amendment allowing women to vote. Her own splinter faction continued to aggressively picket the White House six days a week, the first of many protestors. Alongside her fellow “silent sentinels”, they organized separate themed days like professionals or state days for maximum turnout.

Onset with a world conflict, public support turned to animosity. The banners quoting Wilson and comparing him to the Kaiser didn’t help either. Many protestors were treated at Occoquan Workhouse with violent beatings, force-feedings and solitary confinement. Her unyielding efforts polarized President to pass the 19th Amendment, removing the barrier preventing women to vote. Problems continued with other women’s suffrage entities, unsure whether the loss of any workplace privileges balanced out in their favor with more equal rights. She continued her activism by passing a special clause in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making women legally protected against discrimination.

Effects

Makes like-minded individuals turn from inaction to momentum. Can be anyone from a regime figurehead to couch potato – they just need to be unhappy with something the user is. Many inherently flock towards the user if they’re notable or just search their local area for new colleagues.

Causes internal constriction, squeezing on different parts of the body. Can cause tachycardia, air embolisms, ruptured internal organs and muscular atrophy over time. Leaves user weaker to illness and environmental factors.

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