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I Waited 96 Years to vote for a woman president. (Original Post) ProfessorPlum Oct 2016 OP
Amazing. drray23 Oct 2016 #1
I think that a lot of research on long-lived people has found that they ProfessorPlum Oct 2016 #2
what a fabulous site--thank you so much for sharing it!! these ladies are amazing. niyad Oct 2016 #3
I just sent this to everyone I could think of, including work. Thanks. lindysalsagal Oct 2016 #4
I just sent this to several celebrities that I follow on twitter. lindysalsagal Oct 2016 #5
These woman are so inspiring! Really cool site. Sunlei Oct 2016 #6

drray23

(7,641 posts)
1. Amazing.
Thu Oct 27, 2016, 12:43 PM
Oct 2016

One thing that struck me is that all of these women are highly accomplished thenselves. They had carreers, nany went to university, etc.. no small feat back then when considering how discriminatory it was for women then. Maybe it is also a secret fir longevity?

ProfessorPlum

(11,285 posts)
2. I think that a lot of research on long-lived people has found that they
Thu Oct 27, 2016, 01:10 PM
Oct 2016

are very active, engaged, lively thinkers and doers.

But of course, this may be confounded in that long life may be genetically linked to those traits in the first place.

In any case, cheers to them

lindysalsagal

(20,847 posts)
4. I just sent this to everyone I could think of, including work. Thanks.
Thu Oct 27, 2016, 02:51 PM
Oct 2016

You're all more connected to social media than I am, so, please, send this around. It's not political. It just has these adorable women who were born before 1920, and it should be shared.

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
6. These woman are so inspiring! Really cool site.
Thu Oct 27, 2016, 03:24 PM
Oct 2016
“This election means that women can achieve anything”
Katherine Blood Hoffman, 102
Born August 1914 in Winter Haven, FL

•Taught Chemistry at Florida State College for Women and Florida State Univ. for 44 years
•Dean of Women at FSU, where she constantly fought for women’s rights


“This election means that women can achieve anything. In 1937 I was accepted into the medical school at Duke University. I decided not to attend because female students were required to sign a pledge stating that they would not marry while in school. The male students did not have to sign and did not have the same restriction. I did not think that this was fair.”

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