Failure is impossible

Title

Failure is impossible

Description

When Susan B Anthony was born in 1820, life expectancy for men was 41 yrs. Life expectancy for women was zero. Nothing beyond domestic or menial labor was expected of us. We were to have no public life at all. No serious education, no skilled profession, no politics, no property.

Activist @deray Mckesson says the challenge for progressives is that we must imagine a world we've never seen. Conservatives just say retrench, turn back to the way things were. Dreaming a different world, convincing others it is attainable is orders of magnitude more difficult.

Susan Brownell Anthony dreamed that world and insisted it could happen. Insisted, despite repeated failures, that failure was impossible. Her flaws are ours to reckon with, but her impact is indelible. Happy birthday, Susan B. #Suffrage100

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

15/02/2020

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “Failure is impossible,” Daily Suffragist, accessed October 16, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/240.

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