- Louise Bernikow: These lovely images that purport to embody the suffrage movement are sanitized pictures of a particular time and particular people
- When meanings are ascribed to these colors, as they are, we run into peculiar and often misleading interpretations of history, she writes
Louise Bernikow is the author of nine books. She is currently writing one about the suffrage fight in New York City. Unless otherwise noted, facts here reflect research for that work. She is also consulting for organizations celebrating the 2017 centennial of women's voting rights in New York state and blogs for the Huffington Post. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The color was red for International Women's Day, although red used to signify concern for women's heart health and before that, well -- The Reds! Pussy hats were pink at the big women's marches in January, but pink signifies breast cancer awareness, or did. Does it still?