A City Guide To Zhenjiang for identity and difference 1 2 3 Political equality for women was the goal of the women’s suffrage movement, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. The suffrage movement simmered for half a century before becoming well organized in the last decade of the nineteenth century. In 1917, the first woman member of Congress was elected. The mobilization of women was further enhanced by their greater integration in the workforce. During World War I, many more women took on jobs outside the home. At the end of hostilities in 1918, they shifted back to a domestic realm as their industrial roles were taken over by the returning soldiers. A City Guide To Zhenjiang 2016.