Here’s an interesting read from the Atlantic that provides an entertaining look at how even some of the most educated minds a little over 100 years ago judged women as mentally and physically incapable of voting. The American public largely believed many academics, doctors and scientists who believed that women shouldn’t vote because they were, quite literally, not made for it. “According to the leading theory, mental exertion could jeopardize reproductive health,” writes Marina Koren, a staff writer for the Atlantic. “And if the science of the day asserted that women could become infertile if they did too much thinking, no man would want to send his daughter, sister, or wife to college or the office — and certainly not to the ballot box.”