Here’s How People Attempted To Deny Women The Right To Vote

As the 2016 election draws closer and Hillary Clinton gets her chance to become America’s first female president, it’s easy to — as Michelle Obama recently noted — “take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”

But there was a time, not even 100 years ago, that a woman simply voting for president seemed like a pipe dream. It wasn’t until 1920 that women in the United States were given the right to vote — and even that came only after decades of agitation and activism.

Those activists, suffragettes, were not simply up against a prejudiced legal system, but — as the following vintage posters show — a culture unready to grant women greater rights.

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Watch Olympic Officials Break Into Their Own Stadium After Losing The Key

Given how much the Rio Olympics have been defined by mishaps and setbacks, it almost seems normal that even entering the flagship venue would come with its own trauma.

On Wednesday, BBC reporter Julia Carneiro captured video of several officials using bolt cutters to force open a gate outside Marcana Stadium, where the opening ceremonies will take place. The officials had reportedly “lost the key.”

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What We Loved This Week, Jul. 31 – Aug. 6

California’s weed nuns, rock stars before they were famous, pandas heading back to the wild, 1970s cocaine paraphernalia ads, modern border walls around the world.

Meet The California Nuns Who Grow Weed

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When you think of a Catholic nun, we’re pretty sure you don’t envision a joint in hand.

Well, the Sisters of the Valley are far from ordinary. While they wear habits and modest clothing, these spiritual Sisters are growing medical marijuana on their California land.

The Sisters are not only famous for their homemade salves, tinctures, and oils, but also for becoming leading cannabis activists in the campaign to normalize marijuana. Last week, they even showed their support at the Democratic National Convention.

Photographer Soraya Matos spent a day with the nuns at their home to capture a glimpse of their marijuana-filled lives. View more at Vice.

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