Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage by Soomo

Slick, thoughtful, and surprisingly moving, the following Gaga parody music video pays “homage to Alice Paul and the generations of brave women who joined together in the fight to pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in 1920.” (Sharing this feels like a good way to acknowledge International Woman’s Day!)

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It was conceived and produced by the Soomo Publishing group, a small team of educators and designers who create next generation learning resources that can be used as textbook replacements, or to supplement them. More info:

In 2010, Soomo Publishing launched a parody music video called Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration. The result was a viral hit and remains a popular teaching resource for history teachers and political science professors across the United States. The response was so overwhelming that Soomo decided to follow it up with Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage.

[ via Katherine McKinley ]

5 Responses to “Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage by Soomo”

  1. Анна Says:

    “Surprisingly moving” is spot on – I saw this this morning and I shed a few tears while the end was nearing.

  2. It’s International Women’s Day | Dr. Sheila Addison Says:

    […] should we not conclude with a Lady Gaga parody video depicting Alice Paul and the fight for women’s suffrage?  No reason I can think […]

  3. G Says:

    I couldn’t watch the whole thing, but I get the picture – well done!

  4. Lilybet L. Says:

    Yeah and they got the part right about the rights of African American women being ignored too, notice how there is none in the video?
    First things first I guess….
    A great moment in history or another hypocrisy?

  5. Meredith Yayanos Says:

    Lilybet, point taken!

    I know that African American women were fighting for their rights at the same time… but I’m pretty sure that the particular wing of the American suffragette movement depicted in this video (the NWP) was exclusively white. Alas.

    Regardless, revisiting this video with your words in mind, I think it would have been great if Soomo has found ways to work some historically accurate diversity in their video’s depiction of this time period. After all, the NWP was only one of many, many organizations lobbying for reform at the time.