Interesting story about the debates… shame you had to shoehorn the whole “No Girls Allowed” angle into it that just. does. not. fit.
The two parties didn’t say to themselves, “Harrrumph! Those uppity womenfolk, trying to get into our politicks again! Something must be done!”
Instead, they said, “Oh dear, our candidates might have to answer tough questions live to the public; can’t be allowed!”
It wouldn’t have mattered if the debates were sponsored by the New England Patriots rather than the League of Women Voters, the parties would have hated it anyways because what they didn’t like was the format.
Completely different situation from the opposition to the Suffragists.
But, I guess clickbait gotta be clickbait, even if it spoils what was otherwise interesting content…