Meet Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States – in 1872 – has decided to run again in 2012. Follow her campaign as she navigates the caucuses, primaries and today’s issues, which are not dissimilar from those of 140 years ago. Victoria Woodhull’s 21st century journey culminates in October with Anchorage Opera’s premiere of Mrs. President, an opera about her life and all she stands for, by Victoria Bond. Learn more about the opera and Victoria Woodhull’s life on this website.

From my newspaper regarding education for women

Mon, 01 Oct 2012 10:00:49 +0000
September 30, 1871: While we would not do away with private schools if we could, we certainly must admit that, for a Republic like ours, public schools, where the children of the masses can be educated together, are an absolute …
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Female voters have increasing influence on election outcomes

Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:49:18 +0000
The Florida publication The Ledger‘s political section, Politics in Polk this week makes a good point:  There are 4.2 million more women than men in the United States, yet women remain a distinct minority in elected office, holding only 17 of …
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Those forward-thinking northerners

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:56:30 +0000
I’ve just arrived to the great state of Alaska. Ah, the majestic mountains, the clean air, and the friendly and hard-working people.  It is truly a wonderful place here! And, I am delighted to discover that women had the right …
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Spokesperson of the United States

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 03:34:10 +0000
Michelle Obama Michelle Obama, you inspire me with your impassioned, articulate and emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. You inspire us all.

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day: August 26

Sun, 26 Aug 2012 05:23:15 +0000
Today is the 92nd anniversary of women’s right to vote: the 19th amendment was passed on August 26, 1920. That was nearly 50 years after I ran for president, and high time, too. But the struggle is not over. Witness …
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“Just Think No”, op-ed by Maureen Dowd

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 16:05:43 +0000
Maureen Dowd’s op-ed in the NY Times this week includes a quote comparing men making women’s health care policy decisions to taking away women’s right to vote. The mention of this in any context in 2012 is quite startling.” ‘Next we’ll be trying to take away …
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A reaction to the current fracas

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:21:59 +0000
Unbelievable. Senator Todd Akin’s blatant chauvinism and insensitivity, not to mention ignorance, stating that some rape is legitimate? In 1872 I railed against the current thinking that women’s bodies were not considered their own, but belonged to their husbands, and that rape was …
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Filling a man’s shoes

Sun, 15 Apr 2012 15:30:31 +0000
mens shoes I’ve just read an insightful opinion piece in The State Press.  The writer, Christine Truang, makes some good points about the common challenges that women face in the political arena, even polar opposites like Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin: Female politicians always have …
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Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, meets with President Obama today

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:21:46 +0000
Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil I always knew that one day there would be women presidents. The fact that President Obama is meeting today with the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, reminded me that Brazil is not the only country with a woman at the …
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From the “Running for Office Has Not Gotten Easier Since 1872″ Department:

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:24:21 +0000
Senators Barbara Mikulsky and Nancy Pelosi According an article in this week’s Washington Post, “Twenty Years On, ‘Year of the Woman’ Fades”, women are not gaining much ground in political appoinments and elections in the US. Interesting stat cited in the article: At a mere 16.8 …
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