Podcast: Top of Mind with Julie Rose – “Taking a Cue from the Men Who Supported the Suffrage Movement”

https://www.byuradio.org/episode/3306a5ec-ef42-4508-bbc3-a0a03c998f1d/top-of-mind-with-julie-rose-deciding-where-to-donate-preparing-for-disasters-male-feminist

September 13, 2017

BYU Radio, at about minute 78:57, Interview with Brooke Kroeger about The Suffragents

Taking a Cue From the Men Who Supported the Suffrage Movement

Guest: Brooke Kroeger, Professor of Journalism, New York University, Author of “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get the Vote.”

In about a week at the United Nations in New York, ten heads of state, ten global CEOs and ten university presidents – all men – will gather to draw attention to women’s rights and empowerment. These thirty men are what the UN’s HeForShe initiative call’s “impact champions.” They include the Presidents of Iceland, Sweden and Japan, as well as the CEOs of Unilever, Barclays and McKinsey.

If you wanted to be cheeky, you could call them “suffragents.” That’s how a group of prominent businessmen and politicians were known for their efforts to support women’s suffrage nearly 100 years ago. NYU Journalism Professor Brooke Kroeger tells their story in her new book, “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men To Get the Vote.”

National History Day contestants, please read this.

The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History.  See Summer Camp Newsletters” and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Book reviews, notices, and articles are under their titles here.

2019 Calendar:
February 23:
“Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices”, UCLA Law School, Los Angeles.
March 13: The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY.
March 25: “Judges, Lawyers,and Women’s Suffrage,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY.
May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City.