Some new information about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States doesn’t appear to be earth shattering at first glance. That’s why cradle rockers, writers and bloggers are following LetsRockTheCradle.com. The key to an application today is buried in the text but it’s there nonetheless.Work by researchers such as Brooke Kroeger in The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote(2017) trace the history of men’s involvement in the women’s rights movement. This has been buried for decades, according to the author. The men’s allies joined and participated on the request of women and worked closely with them for years. They didn’t take over the movement, but rather worked in support of it. In the beginning, the men allies had social and political clout. Over time this support became broader and extremely helpful, especially behind the scenes.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service in preparation for 2020 when women presidential candidates, men’s support, and the centennial of women voting and other issues to the center stage.